Dear List, amv"sh
The Police and the Justice System are punishing trained security personnel for doing their job and protecting the lives of their fellow Jews. There have been too many instances where soldier and security guards that respond in self defense are imprisoned for doing their job or asserting their right to defend themselves. This is a terrible situation where the police, the judicial system and the government of Israel actually persecute and criminalize those that defend themselves or others. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!. This does not only occur in the settlements. The government of Israel has simply abandoned their obligation to defend their citizens and then persecute those that have taken up the slack. They have abandoned their citizens of Sderot and arm their enemy with weapons. They don't even want Sderot to have fortified bunkers. They want to give away Yesha thereby putting all of Israel in Danger. When Jews defend themselves they put them in jail.
These 2 boys is a symptom of a much bigger diseases. It is imperative that we use all of our international clout to raise awareness of the government of Israel's persecution of those that defend the people of Israel, and the dismal failure of the government of Israel to defend and protect their loyal citizens thereby betraying their public trust. This evil government chooses instead to empower the enemy with supplying them with weapons,
1) FOR U.S. CITIZENS:
Call, rather than e-mail, the Israel Embassy in Washington [telephone 202-364-5500] and demand to speak to the military attaché.
2) To find the Consulate nearest you in the USA, click on http://www.israelemb.org/israeli-consulate-in-usa.htm
3) Embassies and consulates in the world: http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/mfa/about%20the%20ministry/diplomatic%20missions/Web%20Sites%20of%20Israeli%20Missions%20Abroad
4) IN ISRAEL
In addition to pressuring in the States, we must pressure the authorities in Israel too.The only way the Halamish brothers can get out of going to jail is by having the President of Israel pardon them. A demand for a pardon has been filed by the family with the President and with the Department of Pardons at the Justice Ministry. The more faxes and phonecalls they will receive from the friends of Israel in Israel and abroad, outraged by this injustice, the more chance we have to save Itzik and Danny from prison.
*President's House tel 972-2-6707211
ask to speak to the department of Pardons and make sure your fax arrived. (They are open every day from 9am till 11 am and from 1pm to 3 pm)
* Ministry of Justice-Department of Pardons
tel: 972-2- 6466801
Send your faxes to the Attention of Attorney Emmy Palmor
* Very Important: send a copy of your letters to Shas Minister Eli Yishai and other Shas ministers and urge them to act on behalf of the Halamish brothers
Shas Members of Knesset:
(we apologize if not all numbers are correct. Sometimes they change their numbers)
1. Chaim Amsellem Tel: 02-649-6457 02-675-3474 fax 02-649-6527 email@example.com
2. Ariel Atias Tel: 02-675-3220 firstname.lastname@example.org Minister of Communications 050-530-7028
3. David Azoulay Tel: 02-640-8184 02-640-8185 fax:02-675-3908 email@example.com
4. Shlomo Benizri Tel: 02-640-8196 02-640-8197 fax:02-675-3747 firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Amnon Cohen Tel: 02-640-8372 02-640-8373 fax 02-640-8927 email@example.com
6. Yitzhak Cohen Tel: 02-640-8397 02-640-8398 fax: 02-670-6157 firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Yakov Margi Tel: 02-640-8187 02-640-8188 fax: 02-675-3759 email@example.com
8. Avraham Michaeli Tel: 02-640-8128 02-640-8129 fax: 02-675-3961 <firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Meshulam Nehari Tel: 02-640-8446 02-640-8447 fax: 02-649-6447 email@example.com
10. Yitzhak Vaknin Tel: 02-640-8106 fax 02-649-6027 firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Eliyahu Yishai Tel: 02-640-8406 02-640-8407 fax: 02-666-2909 email@example.com
Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee cellphone: 050-624-0932
12. Nissim Zeev Tel: 02-640-8151 02-640-8152 fax: 02-649-6549 firstname.lastname@example.org
More Shas Contact Info:
Brigitte Gabriel was interviewed on Dov Hikind radio tonight. American Congress for Truth (ACT) was founded in October 2003 by Brigitte Gabriel.
Ms. Gabriel, a Lebanese immigrant, came to the United States after losing her country of birth to militant Muslim fundamentalists during the Lebanese Civil War.
Now an American citizen, Gabriel founded ACT to give Americans their voice
She says that Israel must fight back!!! She understands the Arab threat! She is very powerful but we shouldn't need someone else to tell us what is the obviously the right thing to do.
IsraelNN.com) IDF combat unit veterans Danny and Yitzchak Halamish are set to begin 7-8 month prison terms next month - unless President Peres accepts their request for a pardon.
They have been convicted of attacking Arabs who infiltrated the fields of their town - but they claim they did not shoot at all, and that the Arabs attacked them.http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125707
Please read Caroline Glick as well!
Column One: Israel's accountability problem
Caroline Glick, THE JERUSALEM POST
March 28, 2008http://www.carolineglick.com/e/2008/03/israels_accountability_problem.asp
On April 10 two brothers are scheduled to begin serving prison
sentences for a crime they never committed. Yitzhak and Daniel
Halamish were convicted of aggravated assault and were sentenced
respectively, to seven and eight months in jail.
The two men, who live in Ma'aleh Rehavam south of Bethlehem, were
arrested on February 22, 2004. The day before their arrest, the
brothers were serving as IDF-trained and armed security guards in
their community. They were called by Baruch Feldbaum, the head of
security at the neighboring Sde Bar community, to assist him in
dispersing an illegal gathering of Beduin in land adjacent to Sde Bar....