The Anti-Defamation League
"The Knights of the Golden Circle, Freemasonry, and other Secret Societies infiltrated the leaders of the North and South. Judah P. Benjamin was a Jewish strategist (who some believe worked for the House of Rothschild) who had a crucial part in the Civil War. Benjamin lived from 1811 to 1884. Now, he was born as a British subject in the West Indies. Judah Philip Benjamin became a citizen of America. His father was one of the founders of the Reform congregation in America (His father was Philip Benjamin from England). Benjamin was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Judah Benjamin owned slaves. He was a traitor to his Jewish race since his ancestors experienced Egyptian oppression, yet he supported slavery that was oppressive against black Americans. That is why Republican Benjamin Wade of Ohio accused him of being an Israelite in Egyptian clothing." Wade is right, because Judah Benjamin deserted the real tenets of the religion of Moses. In September 1861, Judah Benjamin was the Confederate Secretary of War. Later, he became the Confederate States’ Secretary of State. He quarreled with the Confederate Generals P.G.T. Beauregard and Stonewall Jackson. This came to a head over the loss of Roanoke Island to the Union "without a fight" in February 1862. Confederate leader Jefferson Davis was responsible for this. Judah Benjamin was so desperate after Confederate defeats that he said that: “…Let us say to every Negro who wishes to go into the ranks, 'Go and fight - you are free…“ Robert E. Lee supported the proposal, but it was too late. The Civil War ended the Confederate nation. Judah Benjamin died in Paris at May 6, 1884. Some have accused Benjamin of being a conspirator of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Yet, those responsible for Lincoln’s assassination didn’t include Benjamin per se, but the Vatican/Jesuit network (since many coconspirators like Surratt, etc. were in fact Roman Catholics), the Knights of the Golden Circle, and other secret orders (working with the international banking elite). This has been proven by numerous books from CT Wilcox’s book to others. According to Joseph Geringer, John Wilkes Booth was a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle."
“…The Independent Order of B’nai B’rith formed in 1843 as a Jewish community subproject in the restoration of Masonry by the Scottish Rite and the British foreign office. Though most of its lodges were in the North, B’nai B’rith was openly proConfederate. Though it claimed to be neutral in the war, many of the Order’s Northern spokesmen were stridently pro-slavery. B’nai B’rith’s post-Civil War leaders were pro-Confederate operatives, including later president Simon Wolf, who had been arrested by the War Department in Washington, D.C. as the lawyer for a Confederate spy ring. "Rabbi Isaac Wise established B’nai B’rith’s center for the "liberalizing" of Judaism in Cincinnati, Ohio-coinciding with Cincinnati’s other great Scottish Rite scheme, the launching of the Knights of the Golden Circle. Wise was officially neutral in the Civil War. Core leaders of the B’nai B’rith from then on have been Scottish Rite Masons. The political establishment associated with the Order has always had its headquarters in London...” (From http://www.impiousdigest.com/lbj/fox.htm)
It’s a known historical fact that many Sephardic Jews (not all Jews), related to the B’nai B’rith were involved in the slave trade. Charleston’s B’nai B’rith leader Edwin Deleon’s family were slave traders. Deleon advocated a stronger Anglo-American alliance. The B’nai B’rith lodge was pro-slavery for the most part. Simon Wolf (18551953) was one of the famous Order of the B’nai B’rith members who was arrested by Lafayette C. Baker (Chief of the U.S. Secret Service) on charges on spying and blockading the Confederacy. In fact, Wolf and Benjamin Peixoto (another B’nai B’rith person) were close friends with John Wilkes Booth (assassin of Abraham
Lincoln and according to Izola Forrester’s This One Mad Act was again a member of the Knights of the Golden Circle. Forrester was John Wilkes Booth’s granddaughter so this source does indeed have credibility). Let it also be known that many Jewish people opposed slavery and publicly called for the freedom of African Americans during the 19th century. In the Civil War, twice as many Jews fought for the Union as for the Confederacy. Northern Jews, many of them recent German immigrants, were strongly pro-republican and anti-slavery. Now let’s go into the 20th century. James Bulloch was a confederate exile, which was Judah Benjamin’s secret service liaison man in England. Bulloch a Confederate chief arms procurer. He was arrested in 1854 in the Cuban/Quitman fiasco. Gustavus Myers was a channel between Judah Benjamin and August Belmont. Hays and many Jewish leaders in Virginia back then were linked to the Rothschilds of London and the Freemasons."