As one checks Google News for the key words "Israel 9/11", all that is found is an Associated Press wire news story coming out of Cairo. Retired lawyer Mohammed al-Amir Atta, the father of the lead Sept. 11 hijacker, defends his son by declaring that the attacks were a "Jewish conspiracy" carried out by the "Israeli intelligence service". Mohammed al-Amir Atta makes it a point to say that 9/11 was not a plot by Islamic extremists. The Egyptian ignores that in a videotape released months after the attacks, al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden himself described the 33-year-old Atta as being "in charge of the group" that struck the US.
What may have given rise to the rumors that "the Zionists knew" and that "there were no Jews in the World Trade Center" was a little known fact that the Zim Israel Shipping company, Israel's merchant marine fleet, had moved out of the World Trade Center, but did so in a well planned move many months prior to September 11 due to the fact that their rental lease contract with the Port Authority expired on September 1. Still, Zim Israel had kept a small office behind in the World Trade Center, an office which consisted of their computer shipping tracking equipment. All of the computers were destroyed in the 9/11 attack and Zim's operations were actually down for a short period. Why would Israel have opened their merchant marine fleet to such vulnerability? More