Christopher Jon Bjerknes
A reader has called to my attention a genealogical research project into the historically important Sephardic Jewish families of Curacao:
The influence of Sephardic Jews on the development of the Americas, and on the growth of the Netherlands and Ottoman Empire after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain, is under reported. Many suspect that Christopher Columbus was a Jew, and that World Jewry had knowledge of the Americas and wanted to make America a homeland for Jews.
Though Americans' focus is, understandably, centered on the slave trade in the US, there was a huge trade in the Carribean and South America in order to man the lucrative sugar plantations. Jews, who controlled much of the shipping and sugar trade, were heavily involved in this traffic:
Jews were also the force behind the piracy which plagued the United States, and which included the treachery of the Zionist Jew Mordecai Manual Noah, who devised (or at least advertised) the plan to establish a Christian Zionist movement to secure a Jewish invasion of Palestine, and who floated the idea that it was in the interest of Christians to seize control of the Suez as a trade route and to "restore the Jews to Palestine" as a means of securing the investment (in fact, the Rothschilds wanted this trade route to China and India for their own interests, and they wanted Christians to secure it and Palestine for the Jews):