Thursday, October 26, 2006

"WHO MURDERED YITZHAK RABIN?" Chapter Three: "Dirty Tricks"

Chapter Three: "Dirty Tricks"

copyright (c) 1998, 2006, by Mr. Barry Chamish

R&B Editor's Notes:

Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?: The Root & Branch Information Services is serializing the book Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin?, by Mr. Barry Chamish, with permission of the author, to commemorate the upcoming eleventh anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin (November 4, 1995 -- November 4, 2006).

The Bible Says:

"How is the faithful city [Jerusalem] become a harlot. She that was full of justice, righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. Your silver is become dross, your wine is mixed with water. Your princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; every one loves bribes, and follows after rewards; they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.

Therefore, says the Lord, the Lord of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: Ah, I will ease Me of My adversaries, and avenge Me of My enemies; and I will turn My hand upon you, and purge away your dross as with lye, and will take away all your allow; and I will restore your judges as at the first, and your counsellors as at the beginning; afterward you [Jerusalem] shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city. Zion shall be redeemed with justice, and they who return of her with righteousness.

But the destruction of the transgressors and the sinners shall be together, and they who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. For they shall be ashamed of the terebinths which you have desired, and you shall be confounded for the garden that you have chosen. For you shall be as a terebinth whose leaf fades, and as a garden that has no water. And the strong shall be as tow, and his work as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them".

[Yeshayahu/Isaiah 1:21-31]

YERUSHALIYIM, Israelite Tribal Territories of Judah and Benjamin, Kingdom of David and Solomon, United Israelite Kingdom of Judah and Joseph, Day 4, Eighth Month ("Cheshvan"), 5767; Yom Chamishi (Fifth Day of Week/"Thurs"-day, October 26, 2006), Root & Branch Information Services [] []:

Chapter Three: "Dirty Tricks"

While one of Eyal's main purposes was to enroll young idealists and radicalize them, another was to eliminate political leaders. Yitzhak Rabin was not the first victim, just the most permanent. Preceding him was today's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

One month before Rabin's assassination, on October 5 [1995], another kind of rally took place in Jerusalem. A quarter of a million people gathered to protest the government's "peace" diplomacy. The featured speaker was Binyamin Netanyahu. The sheer size of the protest, which clogged downtown Jerusalem's streets for eight blocks, shocked the promulgators of the "peace" process.

To counterbalance the massive demonstration, two of the ["peace" process] promulgators, former Likud mayor of Tel Aviv Shlomo Lahat and a mysterious Frenchman who had been bankrolling a semi-sophisticated brainwashing campaign on behalf of the "peace" process, Jean Friedman, decided to organize an equally large demonstration in Tel Aviv. Even after busing many thousands of political hacks and youth group members -- a third Israeli Arabs organized to beef up the attendance -- only about half as many people showed up and the prime minister was assassinated there.

As was Netanyahu at the Jerusalem rally. Although it was only a character assassination, it served the same purpose of eliminating him [Netanyahu] from the political arena. And the man behind the assassination was also the same: Shabak officer Avishai Raviv.

The weapon he [Raviv] used was a poster of Rabin wearing a Gestapo uniform which Netanyahu was wrongly accused of having approved. Thus, he [Netanyahu] was later accused of creating the atmosphere which led directly to Rabin's murder. Ironically, it was Rabin himself who made the accusation that Netanyahu was inciting violence, in the Knesset.

The implications are profound. The prime minister is responsible for the Shabak and for approving its activities. Unless the Shabak dared to work behind his back, Rabin approved the Raviv operation, thus signing his own death warrant, and in all likelihood he also approved the use of the poster to humiliate Netanyahu.

Yediot Ahronot, November 19, 1995

According to testimony from Judea and Samaria Council spokesman Aharon Domb; Avishai Raviv along with other Eyal people were seen on the night of the demonstration in Zion Square (Jerusalem), October 5, distributing the poster.


Yediot Ahronot, November 20, 1995

Channel One reporter, Nitzan Khen, told viewers of last night's news program that just a few minutes before beginning to broadcast from the demonstration of the right at Zion Square, he was given a leaflet showing Rabin in an
Gestapo uniform by Avishai Raviv.

Khen: "Raviv came up to me with two other people known to me, an Eyal activist and Kach member. They came to the broadcast van and gave me the leaflet. After five or ten minutes Raviv returned to make sure I had broadcast it".


Yediot Ahronot, November 12, 1995

Police Captain Yehuda Saidoff: "I concluded that Nitzan Khen has a wild imagination and poor memory for facts. Raviv was more believable to me". Raviv told Saidoff that he received just one copy of the leaflet from a Yeshivah student named Aharon Victor and when he got home, he ripped it up.


Yediot Ahronot, November 27, 1995

In Jerusalem yesterday, a 16 year old yeshivah student was remanded for three days for distributing a leaflet of Yitzhak Rabin in an S.S. uniform at the rally in Zion Square. He admitted guilt and said he regretted his actions. According to him, Avishai Raviv was responsible for distributing the leaflet.


Ma'ariv, November 27, 1995

The police will question Avishai Raviv on suspicion that he distributed leaflets showing Rabin in an S.S. uniform at the right wing rally at Zion Square. One of the two arrested Yeshivah students had close ties to Raviv. Police will question other yeshivah students to establish the extent of the suspect's ties with Raviv.

At the time of the demonstration, when Rabin was very much alive, the issue of who distributed the leaflet was marginal. It didn't matter who distributed it, the issue was that Netanyahu didn't condemn the blown-up poster and leaflets from the podium. But Netanyahu couldn't and didn't see the posters from the stage. When he tried to explain that fact to the Knesset, Rabin indignantly walked out of the chamber.

And at the time, it seemed he [Rabin] had every right to put on his show of anger. But within two weeks of his death, the public knew about Raviv's role in the Shabak and the issue looked quite different. Nitzan Khen testified at the
Shamgar Commission hearings that Raviv and another Eyal member gave him the leaflet of Rabin in a Gestapo uniform. Rabin was responsible as Defence Minister for Shabak activities. He knew exactly who Raviv and Eyal were.

At a maximum, he [Rabin] approved the poster operation. At a minimum, he knew it was a Shabak ploy to weaken opposition to the peace process. Either way, by walking out of the Knesset while Netanyahu was speaking, he [Rabin] knew he was playing a dirty trick on his political rival.

How could Rabin have sunk that low? I believe he [Rabin] was just following instructions from the foreign, mostly American, forces behind the "peace" process. At that point, Netanyahu was leading Rabin in the polls by over 18% and a crowd exceeding 200,000 in a city [Jerusalem] of fewer than 400,000 Jews had gathered to support him [Netanyahu].

The country [Israel] was not divided in two over "peace". The vast majority had soured on the process. The month before, a Ma'ariv poll revealed that 78% of Israelis wanted a national referendum on whether to carry on the government's "peace" diplomacy. Members of the government were booed whenever they appeared in public, but none more so than Rabin.

In August, 50,000 fans at a soccer game between Israel and Brazil jeered in unison when he [Rabin] arrived. Not long after, he was humiliated when his speech before 1,000 English speaking immigrants was marred by the loudest uniformly loud long boo ever heard in Netanya.

A constant vigil of protesters stood outside Rabin's home in suburban Tel Aviv, but none was so vicious as the Eyal crowd who promised that he and his wife would hang in a public square like the Mussolinis. Eyal was playing a sophisticated game of delegitimizing legal protest through extra-legal extremism.

Raviv and his cohorts could only have gotten away with it with the connivance of the police, which meant the participation of Police Minister Moshe Shahal, the same Shahal who was sending mounted policemen into crowds to club thousands of anti-government demonstrators. Indeed, Raviv was held for questioning by the police for the 'Rabin as Gestapo officer' poster, but as in every previous case where the police questioned him, he was released shortly after to continue his fine work.

The public trusted Nitzan Khen and believed him when he testified to the Shamgar Commission that Avishai Raviv gave him the infamous leaflet. To cover up the truth, Captain Saidoff took the side of the notorious extremist Raviv over that of the respected journalist Khen. This was just a part of a much more wide-ranging pattern of a coverup of Eyal's activities by the police and Justice Ministry.

Marc Weiss writes in The Jewish Press, April 25, 1997:

Apparently, the Israeli Justice Department had been informed of Raviv's true identity and informant status, and was instructed not to bring agent 'Champagne' to trial for his illegal actions".

In a document obtained by The Jewish Press, the Special Branch of the Israeli Police that deals with extremist groups wrote to Raviv on February 21, 1996 informing him that they were closing their files and declining to prosecute him for the charges of "incitement" against the government. Ironically, the document cites "the lack of public interest" in Raviv's provocations as the reason.

This document -- when viewed in light of the fact that it was Raviv's repeated inciting declarations concerning the dire need and biblical permissibility of killing Rabin that laid the very foundation for Yigal Amir's actions -- is startling in its implications. Time and again, Raviv was permitted by the State Prosecutor's office to continue on with his campaign of provocation without fear of arrest or prison. The burning question that now cries out for an answer is why.

Why was Raviv never seriously prosecuted and why didn't Attorney-General Michael Ben-Yair order the Shin Bet [Shabak] to immediately curtail its illegal undercover activities?

Who was behind these decisions?

Moreover, how far up into the Justice Ministry and Prime Minister's Office did the discussions concerning Raviv reach?

Who exactly was behind the decision to give Gillon and Raviv carte blanche to continue to infiltrate and incite?

Who permitted Rabin and the Labor Party leadership to utilize the Israeli security services to discredit Netanyahu and the Likud?

Ma'ariv, November 23, 1995

The issue today is the question if Rabin was called to the Shabak head's office after he condemned Netanyahu in the Knesset for the Nazi uniform scandal to be told, "Mr. Prime Minister, you must know that the people who distributed the leaflet were not our political enemies but our own agents".


Yediot Ahronot, November 24,1 995

I can't believe the government itself distributed the leaflet showing the prime minister in a Nazi uniform. I'm certain the Shabak would never have gone ahead with this kind of operation on its own. However, the government exploited the issue viciously to wound the rival political camp which is made up of half the population.

It's a scandal. I don't know who decided on the operation that so slandered the prime minister and led to his demise. It's possible that the Shabak agent who distributed the leaflet had something to do with that.


Ma'ariv, November 20, 1995

The editorial staff of Ma'ariv asks the police and Justice Ministry...Why haven't you revealed which printing house published the leaflet and why haven't you found the person who ordered the printing?


Yediot Ahronot, November 20, 1995

Since Rabin's murder, claim Likud spokespeople, their political opposition has waged a cynical campaign aimed at blaming them for the incitement culminating with the poster of Rabin in a Nazi uniform, which led to the

Benny Begin asked: "Did the Shabak report to the politicians, before or after the rally, that their agent Raviv distributed the leaflets of the prime minister in a Nazi uniform?"

The difficult question is, did the political establishment know of Raviv's responsibility and cynically exploit it to gain politically by humiliating Binyamin Netanyahu?

Says Binyamin Netanyahu: "If even a part of what is being revealed is true, then there exists a serious threat to our democracy. We demand a full inquiry. We won't permit a coverup.

Immediately after the assassination, the media broadcast numerous claims that Netanyahu killed Rabin by creating the atmosphere which bred the killer. The "proof" of this absurd contention -- in fact, Netanyahu was a suspiciously weak opposition leader -- was always the poster of Rabin in the S.S. garb which he allegedly refused to condemn.

In the name of this Shabak-organized pre-assassination incitement, the police were far too ready to initiate a campaign of repression. The Justice Ministry passed a law making a broad definition of incitement illegal, and the roundups began.

Three rabbis accused of declaring Rabin a persecutor were held for questioning and one was imprisoned without charge for months. An Israeli farmer who expressed satisfaction with the murder during a C.N.N. interview was imprisoned for expressing an inciteful point of view. Shmuel Cytryn of Hebron, who exposed Raviv as a Shabak agent two months before the assassination, was arrested and imprisoned in solitary confinement for four months without ever being charged. Dozens of political opponents were arrested and jailed under Administrative Detention orders which permit arrest without charge. A well prepared clampdown and witch hunt of people opposed to the "peace" process gripped the nation and all because a poster led to an atmosphere that killed the now besainted former Prime Minister.

Netanyahu was humiliated time and again for his alleged role in the poster scandal. While Leah Rabin greeted Yasir Arafat in her home during the grieving period, she refused to host Netanyahu or even shake his hand when he offered condolences against at the funeral. Even a year later when he was prime minister, his attendance at a memorial service for Rabin was marred by protesters accusing him of as good as pulling the trigger by creating the atmosphere of hatred that spawned the murder.

But by now he [Netanyahu] was well aware of the truth. He knew that a Shabak provocateur was trying to force him out of the political arena by distributing the leaflets and displaying the poster. The May before, during his election campaign, he promised if elected to prosecute Avishai Raviv.

Yet after the assassination, while he [Netanyahu] was being vilified, he broke his promise to demand a commission of inquiry into Raviv's activities and after the election he broke his promise to prosecute Raviv.

Why wouldn't he [Netanyahu] want his good name and the good name of his party cleared?

Natan Gefen, a diligent researcher of the assassination, best known for acquiring a controversial and contentious death certificate from Ichilov Hospital certifying that Rabin was shot through the chest, thinks he knows why:

Before the election, I took the certificate to two Likud Knesset Members, Yossi Olmert and Dov Shilansky, fully expecting them to consider the political advantages of it. Olmert told me, "We don't need the document". A deal was cut, I'm sure of it. Labor didn't bring up Rabin's memory during the campaign and neither did the Likud. Peres stopped campaigning altogether, he threw the television debate with Netanyahu, he [Peres] was leading in all the polls by 4% the morning of the vote and he [Peres] still lost. Netanyahu got the full story from sympathizers in the Shabak and he agreed to hush it up in return for winning power. That's why the coverup is still going on like nothing changed after the elections.

Gefen's intuition proved right.

Two months later I was invited to a cabinet minister's office. The minister's spokesman informed me that the Likud had prepared a file containing which information about Rabin's murder would be released publicly if Labor utilized Rabin's name in the election campaign.

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov from Modi'in,

Mr. Barry Chamish

It was during such a witch hunt after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin that I was interrogated, detained and unjustly deported from Israel.

The secular authorities didn't appreciate my article in Jerusalem (and read throughout Israel and now the world) that highlights the Temple Mount suffering under a Nazi-Muslim occupation against both secular and biblical law, illegally practicing religious discrimination daily against Jews and Christians, denying us freedom of entrance to our most holy site - the TEMPLE Mount - as the 1967 Law for the Protection of the Holy Places requires.

While Shabak interrogated me about the Temple Mount, they brought up Baruch Goldstein, asked me if I knew what a "rodef" is, trying to establish a pattern (that didn't exist) of support for vigilantes and ensnare me.

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Consul General Edward Abington, Jr.'s letter to Representative Marcy Kaptur further PROVES that I was not deported for any plot or terrorist activity whatsoever as falsely charged in smear campaigns (evident to every honest person), but the official Israeli lie/excuse for my unjust deportation, as noted in the letter, is "AN EXPIRED VISA."

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