Jewish history is replete with examples of deception, including the Old Testament:
The Biblical stories of sojourning by the patriarchs among foreigners are very prominently featured in Genesis. Typically there is an emphasis on deception and exploitation of the host population, after which the Jews leave a despoiled host population, having increased their own wealth and reproductive success. Indeed, immediately after the creation story and the genealogy of Abraham, Genesis presents an account of Abraham’s sojourn in Egypt. Abraham goes to Egypt to escape a famine with his barren wife Sarah, and they agree to deceive the pharaoh into thinking that Sarah is his sister, so that the pharaoh takes her as a concubine. As a result of this transaction, Abraham receives great wealth (while his wife does not actually conceive a child by the pharaoh). But disasters afflict Egypt as a result of the immorality of the arrangement, and the pharaoh confronts Abraham with his deception. Abraham is allowed to leave with his wife and the possessions obtained as
A similar sequence occurs during the sojourn of Abraham and Sarah with King Abimelech and on the part of Isaac during his sojourn in Gerar. Both eventually leave with great riches. (APTSDA, Chap. 8)
In recent times examples of deception range from Jewish communists altering their names to obscure their Jewish origins to the Kosher industry. Another example is the Mossad, as described in Victor Ostrovsky’s By Way of Deception: The Making and Unmaking of a Mossad Officer (1990), the theme of which was the Israeli use of deception in carrying out its operations, including against its main “ally,” the United States:
It is an insider’s account of Mossad tactics and exploits. In chilling detail, Ostrovsky asserts that the Mossad refused to share critical knowledge of a planned suicide mission in Beirut, leading to the death of hundreds of U.S. Marines and French troops. He tells how they tracked Yasser Arafat by recruiting his driver and bodyguard; how they withheld information on the whereabouts of American hostages, paving the way for the Iran-Contra scandal; and how their intervention into secret UN negotiations led to the sudden resignation of ambassador Andrew Young and the downfall of his career. By Way of Deception describes the shocking scope and depth of the Mossad’s influence, disclosing how Jewish communities in the U.S., Europe, and South America are armed and trained by the organization in secret “self-defense” units, and how Mossad agents facilitate the drug trade in order to pay the enormous costs of its far-flung, clandestine operation.
So I wasn’t too surprised to read “Leaked Memo Details ADL’s Annexation Response,” in Jewish Currents (June 26, 2020). Pretty clearly, there is nothing at all that Israel could do that would prevent the ADL from supporting it.