Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dershowitz: Mueller Has Cohen, Manafort in a 'Squeeze' by Alan Dershowitz (can we trust testimony when a witness is under threat to testify a certain way? Something we learn from the Elisha Odess Saga, an example of miscarriage of Justice)


This I've learned from the Elisha Odess prosecution...When under threat, most normal people will testify and confess to almost anything, whether or not they did it. The deep State will have no mercy and take advantage of their power and threaten  individuals, use them as pawns and force them to testify on behalf of a political agenda.

The prosecution here is pointing a gun against Manafort and Cohen in order to convict Trump. It's not about Manafort nor Cohen nor their alleged wrongdoings. They are pawns in a political deep State agenda.

Can't anyone oversee and investigate Mueller and his investigation of a  having a political agenda and bias to bring down Trump and his Administration.

Can't it be proven that Mueller and his investigation is the problem.  He is not an unbiased and fair investigator. He is behaving like a prosecuter with an agenda and has a desired conviction in mind and now has to come up with evidence, fabricated if necessary.

In Jewish law all sides are guilty initially to the Judge.

A fair investigator would be investigating whether any of the political parties parties, be it Trump, Clinton and or Obama were guilty of collusion with Russia and whether Russia intervened into the American Elections. 

A fair and independant investigation will come up with blatant evidence against the Clinton's and Obama that don't need FISA warrants and hidden tapes. The collusion there on them with Russia is in your face! How much did the Clinton's gain at America's expense with their deals with Russia?

Obama openly tried to rig Israel's election. He himself used such tactics. 

It is quite clear that the FBI colluded with Clinton campaign to sabatague Trump's campaign. 

David Nunes investigation..just declassify ..

Clinton's campaign sabatagued Bernie Sanders campaign and basically took over the Democratic party(collusion of Clinton with DNC) and it's funding and from its ability of conducting fair primaries.

The collusion here that happened here is not Trump and Russia but rather the Democrats/Clinton campaign colluding with the FBI against Trumps campaign (and Netanyahus campaign)! 

This investigation should be putting Clintons, the FBI leadership and Obama into jail.

These political  scoundrels deserve Life Time sentences for crimes against humanity.  

The evidence against them is overwhelming. No need to take some unfortunate pawns and torture them to find incriminating evidence.

Mike Huckabee can help point you to the mounds of evidence against these scoundrels.

Obama and his Administration hijacked America and the Democratic party. He is not American. His policies empowered America's enemies to weaken America and empower evil notably Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood...

Time to put Obama and the Clinton's and the FBI colluders under bars and get   America back to a real two party system and the FBI back to protecting America and let Trump get America back to work and disarm a nuclear Iran and nuclear North Korea.

Dershowitz writes:
...If Manafort is acquitted, though, it will be a blow to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, Dershowitz said, but if Manafort is convicted, Mueller will have the opportunity to squeeze him, as Manafort faces another trial in the District of Columbia.

"He is less likely to get a sympathetic jury," Dershowitz said. "They're heavily Democrat. The Virginia jury pool is a mix of Democrats and Republicans. They have two shots at him and hoping to succeed in at least one of them and put the pressure on saying look, you have two choices, die in prison or testify against your former associate. And most people will take the testify option rather than the die in prison option."

Read Newsmax: Dershowitz: Mueller Has Cohen, Manafort in a 'Squeeze' 
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Monday, July 30, 2018

Only Fake Jews Are Afraid of a Jewish State Posted by Daniel Greenfield


Only Fake Jews Are Afraid of a Jewish State

Posted by Daniel Greenfield 
The Palestinian Authority's basic law and draft constitution states that "Palestine" is an "Arab" entity, that "Islam is the official religion", that "Islamic Sharia" is the basis for its law and Arabic is its official language. Unlike Israel's nation-state bill which defines the Jewish State as Jewish, there's been no criticism of this PLO document. And the media has not labeled it as divisive or controversial.

The constitution of neighboring Jordan states, "Islam is the religion of the State and Arabic is its official language." "The people of Syria are part of the Arab nation," Syria's constitution declares. "The religion of the President of the Republic is Islam; Islamic jurisprudence shall be a major source of legislation". That means Syria may only be ruled by a Muslim. "The official language of the state is Arabic." 

Egypt's constitution declares it to be an "Arab Republic" and "part of the Muslim world". You will not be surprised to learn that, "Islam is the religion of the state and Arabic is its official language. The principles of Islamic Sharia are the principle source of legislation." These same statements, with minor variations, hold true for most of the Muslim countries in the region, and excluding Arabic, throughout the world. 

All of Israel's Arab Muslim neighbors very clearly define their countries as Arab and Muslim. Their religion is Islam, their identity Arabic, variations of the same document declare, their language is Arabic. 

These assertions of Arab and Muslim national identity are not criticized by the same gaggle of organizations, governments and reporters tearing their hair out over Israel's nation-state bill. 

The nation-state bill defines Israel as the "the historical homeland of the Jewish people" and "the nation-state of the Jewish people". Hebrew is its official language with Arabic enjoying a special status. (No Arab constitution bothers offering Hebrew a similar status.) 

Qatar's Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced the bill as "racist". The state sponsor of Islamic terror complained that, "human civilization tends to celebrate diversity". Qatar's own constitution declares that it is an Arab country whose "religion is Islam" and "Sharia law" is the basis for its laws. 

So much for celebrating "diversity". (But the Qatari constitution simultaneously claims that "its political system is democratic" and that "rule of the State is hereditary in the family of Al Thani." The Qatari constitution also states that, "The Heir Apparent must be a Muslim of a Qatari Muslim Mother" and "there shall be no discrimination whatsoever on grounds of sex, race, language, or religion".) 

The Israeli nation-state bill speaks of the "cultural, historical and religious legacy of the Jewish people" and of Jewish "religious" self-determination, but unlike the Arab-Islamic constitutions it does not define Judaism as the official religion. 

Virtually every media outlet described the nation-state bill as "controversial". As everyone knows, the definition of a controversial issue is one that the left disagrees with. The Oslo Accords which killed and crippled thousands of Israelis and created an even greater threat to Israel's existence than Iran's nukes were described as "optimistic". Dismantling Israel is "optimistic". Believing in it is "controversial". 

But if Israel's nation-state bill is controversial, then what of the PLO's basic law, and the constitutions of Jordan, Egypt, Syria and nearly every Arab and Muslim country in the world? If Israel declaring itself to be Jewish is wrong, how can the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and Jordan declaring that they are Muslim and Arabic be right? The double standard is ubiquitous and has only one possible answer. 

There's nothing wrong with an Arab and Muslim country, but something wrong with a Jewish country. 

But this time the criticism isn't coming from the State Department. Unlike the Obama era where an Israeli sneeze occasioned an angry lecture from Hillary Clinton or John Kerry, and a snippy remark by the State Department spokesperson, America's first authentically pro-Israel administration is on Israel's side. Heather Nauert at State has repeatedly deflected media demands that she condemn Israel. 

In early July, Nauert responded to media insistence that BDS is a "peaceful movement" and that Israel should be criticized for denying entry to an anti-Israel activist by stating that, "countries are sovereign. They have a right to either admit or deny admittance to individuals at their border, okay?" 

Instead much of the furious outrage is coming from lefty anti-Israel groups and leaders whose pretense of being pro-Israel wears particularly thin at times when Israel shows the courage of its convictions. 

The American Jewish Committee could not find the time to stand up for Jewish students in New York City being disadvantaged by racial quotas, but did claim to be "deeply disappointed" by Israel calling itself a Jewish country. Perhaps then the AJC should get the "Jewish" part out of its own name.

Rick Jacobs, the anti-Israel leader of the Union for Reform Judaism, denounced the bill for damaging "the legitimacy of the Zionist vision" and "the values of the state of Israel". He vowed to "fight back" by "forging new ties" with Arabs. 

"Millions of us," he declared, "are united in our opposition to this new law." 

Who those millions are is anybody's guess. A rally against the bill in Tel Aviv sponsored by 22 organizations (including Socialist Struggle, the New Israel Fund and some pro-BDS groups) only turned out thousands. That's in a city where you can get 100,000 to protest the price of cottage cheese.

"The law, which celebrates the fundamental Jewish nature of the state, raises significant questions about the government's long-term commitment to its pluralistic identity," Jonathan Greenblatt, the former Obama staffer turned ADL boss, complained. 

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs expressed "profound disappointment". It whined that "this new law undermines Israel's vibrant democracy comprised of diverse religious and ethnic groups". 

Perhaps the JCPA then ought to stop undermining its own diversity and dump the "J" part of its title so that it can be better composed of "diverse religious and ethnic groups". If it's good enough for Israel, why isn't it good enough for the AJC and the JCPA who monetize Jewishness while undermining it? 

Defining Israel as Jewish is a dividing line that separates authentically Jewish groups from those that are Jewish in name only. The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI), Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), and the Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) backed Israel. And other true Jewish organizations are joining them. 

The scariest thing for a fake Jewish organization is a Jewish State. Establishment groups that have spent generations peddling lefty policy ideas to the clueless by calling them "Jewish" are deeply threatened by the existence of a Jewish State for whom the "J" part is not just a brand, but a meaningful identity. 

Nothing threatens a scam artist like the real thing. And Israel, as idea and reality, has always threatened the scam artists of the left who peddle a bowdlerized Jewish history that began in the 19th century, whose messianic age is the Tikkun Olam of socialism and whose messiahs wave red flags. 

Despite the clamor and the talking points, "controversial", "divisive" and "unnecessary", Israel's nation-state bill is mostly symbolic. It doesn't discriminate. It does however make a very clear statement. 

And it's that statement that has blown like a fierce desert wind through the houses of cards of an establishment that views Jewishness as a brand rather than a commitment. It is easy to find Jewish organizations that will sign letters for every lefty cause, from Muslim immigration to illegal migrants. But rarely, if ever, will these organizations stand up for a Jewish cause, even if, like the racial quotas being imposed on Jewish students in New York, the cause has absolutely nothing to do with Israel. 

Israel, the "Palestinians", the two-state solution and all the rest of it was never the issue. Jewishness is. The only people who are afraid of a Jewish State either hate Jews or hate being Jewish.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front PageMagazine. Click here to subscribe to my articles.

Child Brides in Turkey

  • 40% of girls under the age of 18 in Turkey are forced into marriage, according to Turkish Philanthropy Funds.
  • In January 2018, a government body under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's jurisdiction suggested that, according to Islamic law, girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 12 could marry.
  • "Low education" means almost all of Turkey: The average schooling in the country is a mere 6.5 years.
  • In Turkey you may abuse a 13-year-old and walk free, but you may not tease the president.
Where would you like your daughter to be when she is 13? In school, or in bed with a grown man? The answer to this question is largely beyond argument in much of the world. In Islamic societies, however -- including non-Arab and theoretically secular Turkey -- the answer is anyone's guess. Usually in such states, the police power of the government does not fight the patriarchal tradition; instead, it supports it.
Turkey's former president, Abdullah Gül, incumbent Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's former ally and co-founder of the party that has ruled Turkey since 2002, was a 30-year-old man when he married his wife Hayrünnisa when she was 15. Gül, nominated for the presidency by Erdoğan, was Turkey's first Islamist president.
Turkey's president from 2007 to 2014, Abdullah Gül (left), was a 30-year-old man when he married his wife Hayrünnisa (right) when she was 15 years old. (Photo by NATO press office via Getty Images)
Conservative Turks, instead of questioning Gül's marriage to a child, cheered his rise to the presidency. This author was privately -- but not politely -- warned several times by senior politicians against bringing up the issue in his column in another newspaper.
According to Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF), 40% of girls under the age of 18 in Turkey are forced into marriage. TPF found that the Turkish national average of female high school dropouts was 56%. It further found that early marriage is seen in families with a low education level. "Low education" means almost all of Turkey: The average schooling in the country is a mere 6.5 years. In 45 Turkish provinces, the schooling rate is below the national average.
The Islamist rule in the once secular country has added to the problem of child brides instead of combating it. In November 2017, President Erdoğan signed the "mufti law," which allows state-approved clerics (or simply imams) to conduct marriage ceremonies, "despite concerns from civil society that this could have an impact on child marriage."
In January 2018, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) -- a government body under Erdoğan's jurisdiction -- suggested that according to Islamic law, girls as young as 9 years old and boys as young as 12 could marry. Diyanet is responsible for administering religious institutions in Turkey. Its website reaffirmed that, according to Islamic law, whoever had reached the age of "adolescence" had the right to marry. This "fatwa" prompted the country's main opposition party, a secular group, to call for an investigation into child marriages.
The arrival of around three million Syrian refugees to Turkey since civil war broke out in the neighboring country has made things worse. For instance, a social worker at the Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital in Istanbul's Küçükçekmece district revealed that the hospital treated 115 pregnant underage girls, including 39 Syrian nationals, between Jan. 1 and May 9, 2017. The social worker complained to prosecutors that the hospital tried to cover up the pregnancies and did not notify the authorities, as is a legal requirement for the treatment of all pregnant girls younger than 18 in Turkey. Such examples are only the "tip of the iceberg," according to Canan Güllü, head of the Turkish Women Associations Federation.
A recent case of Syrian refugee-related child abuse is an embarrassment not only for the Turkish political culture that has nurtured the malady but also for the Turkish judiciary:
Fatma C., a Syrian child refugee arrived in Ankara, the Turkish capital, with her family four years ago. In 2017, according to an indictment, she was forced at the age of 13 to marry her relative, Abdulkerim J. The marriage was not civil but religious (made legal under Islam by an imam). Fatma C. got pregnant and was taken to a local health center where, because she was younger than 18, authorities informed law enforcement authorities.
Prosecutors decided that the girl's husband and her mother, Emani B., should stand trial for forcing an underage girl into marriage. So, stand trial they did. But a court in Ankara ruled during the first hearing of the case to acquit them. The defendants maintained that they did not know the Turkish law on marriage and that the girl had married "under Syrian law." An unusually tolerant Turkish prosecutor ruled that the "marriage took place not with the intention of committing an offense."
"It is universal rule that not knowing the law is not an excuse when one offends," said Ceren Kalay Eken, a lawyer from the Ankara Bar Association. "The appropriate place for a 13-year-old girl is on the school bench, not tending to the cradle."
It is amazing how soft and tolerant Turkish law enforcement can be when the offenders act from motives derived from austere Islamic values and traditions. Around the same time as the child bride's abusers went free during their first hearing, another Ankara court arrested four university students for exhibiting at their graduation ceremony a placard that the court deemed insulting to President Erdoğan. In Turkey, you may abuse a 13-year-old and walk free, but you may not tease the president.
Burak Bekdil, one of Turkey's leading journalists, was recently fired from Turkey's leading newspaper after 29 years, for writing what was taking place in Turkey for Gatestone. He is a Fellow at the Middle East Forum.
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

The ‘Games’ Palestinian Children Play by Stephan Flatow | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com yet Jewish Duma Suspects, Jewish Hilltop Youth with no criminal evidence against then other than forced confessions extracted from them by the Shabak Jewish Division of Terror when their lives were threatened or tortured are deemed ticking time bombs and Palestinians playing with fire bomb kites are considered children playing. Something here is way off and you don't have to be a military expert!

IDF Border Patrol Unit Caught a 17 and an 18 year old Arab Terrorists on their Way to Murder Jews while Jewish Hilltop Youth Duma Suspects have been treated like Jewish Terrorist Ticking Time Bombs and denied due process, one now under house arrest with surveillance ankle bracelet, permitted to talk to just a select approved individuals, not including his siblings following being held 2 and a half years incarcerated without a trial or conviction under harsh conditions forbidden to pray with a Minyan.


These Arabs were caught red handed.  It is reasonable to call them ticking time bombs.

In comparison,  the evidence against the Jewish Duma suspects is based on confessions they made when their lives were being threatened either by torture or perceived as such . 

השיבה שופטינו כבראשונה...


A repeat of my family's nightmare - Israel Hayom by Orit Marcus


In July 2017, Orit Marcus' father, brother, and sister were fatally stabbed in their home in Halamish by Palestinian terrorist Omar al-Abed. Her mother was seriously wounded.


Soldiers’ Kicker-Slapper Ahed Tamimi Released from Prison | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | JNi.Media | 17 Av 5778 – July 29, 2018 | Is she wearing an ankle bracelet, confined to house arrest and permitted to speak to just a select number of approved individuals like the hilltop youth recently released who has sat in jail for over 2 and a half years with no evidence of wrongdoing other than his confession selectively chosen from among his many forced confessions when his life was being threatened or being tortured?





Not exactly!  Quite the contrary!

Seems like Ahead got a heroes welcome, declaring herself a strong woman amongst other strong women sitting in jail, strengthened in her determination to end the "occupation". She has been nurtured on Jihad education, the Right of Return of Palestinians to Haifa, Yaffa and Acca. She is anything but repentant for her documented and verifiable misconduct! She is praised by  the likes of Abbas and Erdojan.

Doesn't seem like she suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from her stay in Israeli prison

Please let us compare her  conditions in jail following conviction,  for obvious harassment and provocation against IDF soldiers with those of the Jewish Duma Suspect, A., a hilltop youth who with his Chevra, ideologically  believes in Settling the Hilltops of Judea and Samaria. As of this writing there has been no conviction, no sentence (obviously), yet incarceration based on indictments of being a ticking time bomb, still awaiting a trial after 2 and a half years,  and the only justification for his harsh unjustifed incarceration are allegations of planning of a crime to set arson to innocent Palestinians based on A's forced confessions during and following real life threats and torture. He has been condemned by Jews in influential leadership positions from across the spectrum!


The Israeli penal system is clearly on the side of Palestinian Jihadists and their families...

This is a terrible stain in Israeli Justice System!

Shame on the entire Political, Legal and Rabbinic Leadership in Israel and elsewhere who have yet to praise these kids for their ideological, Torah based ferver and have yet to admit  their part in allowing this to happen, apathy, misjudgement and  premature condemnation and false slander  on fabricated fake news!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Tefillin and Tzizit Campaign to Counter Motzei Shem Ra on the Israeli Gov't and the IDF.


Re: A campaign to promote the Mitzvah of Tefillin and Tzizit for the protection for all the soldiers...

The recent aggressive campaign of various groups against Giyus (draft) of Chareidim has led to much Machlokes and a negative impression of Gedoilim who might be perceived as only caring about Yeshiva Bochorim, Bnei Torah,  sitting and learning  in Yeshiva while not really caring  about the combat soldiers facing our enemies in combat nor about the civilians under attack such as residents in Sderot or victims of terror attacks such as the one today in Adam in northern Jerusalem in Samaria. 

fyi about LeHovin a newspaper with an Agenda 


This is a propaganda paper with an agenda. No Giyus (Chareidi draft) for Bnei Torah.

Here is the front page article by Rabbi Yosef Berkowitz  a pseudonym of Rabbi Sruly London from Flatbush.  After reading this  article one will come away thinking that Israel and the IDF has one agenda and that is to ensnare Bnei Torah to leave Yiddishkeit.  

Lehovin Issue  8 Parshat Devorim page 1 True Unity as Tisha B'Av Approaches by Rabbi Yosef Berkowitz

Lehovin Issue 8 Parshat Devorim page 4 cont article from page 1

Lehovin Issue 8 Parshat Devorim page 6 News Room, Hundreds of Hamas Rockets hit Southern Israel, Kites still wreaking havoc in Southern Israel...

Pull Quote: "Frum politicians and journalists, after all, don't decide things for themselves; they consult with gedolei Torah and follow their directives"

Do the Rabbonim they reference agree with Lehovin's agenda?

I  doubt the Gedolim mentioned in this article approve of the agenda of this paper which serves only to divide Am Yisroel and Bnei Torah with Machlokes. 

This paper fails to provide Hakoras Hatov to the existing entity that addresses the existential threats coming from our enemies to protect the people.  While they acknowledge that the existential threats exist they continuously bad mouth the IDF and the government of Israel who has to deal with these terror threats.

What is blatant is the failure to acknowledge that perhaps the Chayalim in Tzahal are there primarily to defend the security of all the people of Israel rather than to bring about a spiritual demise of G-d fearing Jews.  

The accusations and allegations against the IDF and the Israeli Government in the larger scheme of things are false. 

Soldiers serving in Hesder units as well as Nachal Chareidi units remain committed to Torah before, during and after their army service.  Their religious needs are being addressed so that they are not compromised.  They are G-d fearing and believe that their purpose in serving in the IDF is fulfilling the Mitzvoth D-Orayta of protecting the people and the Land of Eretz Yisroel from it's enemies. The majority of the secular Mosarati Idf Soldier as well believes that he is sacrificing his time and efforts in order to protect his family, his home and the people of Israel. 

Are there elements in the army that are coming from an impure place which indeed might threaten the spiritual level of the soldier. Perhaps,  and it is right to address these concerns. But why throw out the baby with the dirty bathwater?

Ask any Holocaust Survivor if they prefer no Jewish military and no one to protect them and just have Bnei Torah learning as was the case prior to the Holocaust?  

How many Yeshivas thrived in Nazi Germany? Can't think of one.

To call the IDF Shmad and a Spiritual Holocaust is to distort reality. 

With Tzahal protecting  Israel and Hashem protecting Tzahal, there has been more Torah study in the Land of Israel happening than in the last 2,000 years! 

Points to ponder..

Why does the Torah command "Vehaya Machanecha Kadosh", that the military camp be Holy,  if the Torah was against  a military camp? This Pasuk Pshuto KMashmao, its literal meaning, is not referring to being Holy in a separate seating concert! 
Why are there so many Mitzvoth DOrayta, Biblical Commandments, pertaining to a military camp? Please consult Rambam Sefer HaMitzvoth or Sefer HaChinuch that has them delineated. Are they not relevant in today's world?
Why is Am Yisroel counted according to Yotzei Tzava, those of age to serve in the army, if the Torah is against a fighting army?
Why did Avraham Avinu, Yakov Avinu,  Moshe Rabbeinu, Yehoshua bin Nun, Dovid Hamelech etc. all engage in military warfare and engage in strategy, with real soldiers with real weapons, swords, spears, chariots, horses, elephants etc.  Is all this to detract from ones religiousity  as this article suggests?
Why did Moshe Rabbeinu rebuke the Tribes of Reuvein  and Gad for not joining with the rest of Am Yisroel to fight and conquer Eretz Yisroel?
Why does the Shulchan Aruch clearly state one is obligated to violate Shabbos and go to war to protect Eretz Yisroel?

Not to have a Jewish army is suicidal!

Alternatively, why can't Torah Leadership insist that the Defense Ministry be led by G-d fearing Jews?  

To isolate all the G-d fearing Jews from the IDF will only serve to weaken the army since a G-d fearing army is the secret of its success!

Why not celebrate the recent appointment of promotion of Brigadier General Ofer Winter as Liberman's Military Secretary. 

A July 9, 2014 call from an officer, then Givati Brigade commander,  to his soldiers on the eve of entering the Gaza Strip:
"History has chosen us to spearhead the fighting against the terrorist Gazan enemy which abuses, blasphemes and curses the God of Israel's forces," Winter wrote. "We have planned and prepared for this moment and we take the mission upon ourselves out of commitment, complete humility, and because we are prepared to endanger ourselves and lay down our lives in order to protect our families, our people and our homeland."
Winter then recited the Sh'ma Israel prayer, asking "the God of Israel" to "make our path successful as we go and stand to fight for the sake of your people of Israel against a foe who curses your name.
From the words of this article in LeHovin, one comes away with the wrong impression that the IDF is an unholy entity with an unholy agenda.   Probably the majority of the readers living in Flatbush, and hopefully Lakewood aren't impressed with this falsehood, but they might walk away with a lack of respect for all the Rabbonim mentioned in this article who are perceived to take the position of this paper which slanders the IDF and the Draft as being detrimental to serving G-d and keeping Torah and Commandments?

Silence will empower the side of evil.  By remaining silent and the public clueless of the Gedoilims position regarding whether or not there should be an army protecting Israel, and what role the Bachurim, the Bnei Torah should play to help the physical protection of Eretz Yisroel suggests that Bnei Torah should have no active role. The argument being  that to have an active role spells spiritual suicide.  

How then will Bnei Torah  be included in the Nation of Israel's Army of Hashem? As it says Elef LeMateh, Elef LeMateh. 

אֶלֶף לַמַּטֶּה אֶלֶף לַמַּטֶּה לְכֹל מַטּוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל תִּשְׁלְחוּ לַצָּבָא. 
במדבר לא ד

כל אזרח שאינו מגוייס לקרב יכול להשתתף במלחמה על-ידי תפילה. כך למדו חז"ל מהפסוק: 
אֶלֶף לַמַּטֶּה אֶלֶף לַמַּטֶּה לְכֹל מַטּוֹת יִשְׂרָאֵל תִּשְׁלְחוּ לַצָּבָא. וימסרו מאלפי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶלֶף לַמַּטֶּה שנים עשר אֶלֶף חלוצי צבא." "תורתנו הקדושה מעידה כי במלחמת מדין נצטוו להיחלץ "אלף למטה אלף למטה". ואיתא במדרש רבה ובילקוט שמעוני ש"וימסרו" היינו עוד אלף למטה. פירושו שהיו נמסרין זוגות זוגות, כדי שיהיו מתפללים איש על רעהו. ואכן במלחמת מדין נאמר "ולא נפקד ממנו איש". ובודאי העובדה שניצלו כולם הייתה בגלל תפילת כלל ישראל" (הרב שמחה הכהן קוק, האדמור מבוסטון).

Any citizen who wasn't drafted for combat can participate in a war by prayer. This is how Chazal learned from the verse:
"A thousand to a Tribe, a thousand to a Tribe from all the Tribes of Israel you will send to the army. And they will give from the thousands of Israel 12,000 combat Soldiers".  Our holy Torah testifies that in the war of Midian they were commanded to extricate "a thousand to at Tribe  a thousand to a Tribe." And it is written in the Midrash Rabbah and in Yalkut Shimoni that "they were given", means there were another thousand from each tribe. It means that they paired each soldier with another soldier who would pray for the other. Indeed, in the war of Midian it was said, "And no one was unaccounted for." And certainly the fact that they were all saved was because of the prayer of Klal Yisrael "(Rabbi Simcha Hacohen Kook, the Admor of Boston). 

We learn that the Torah does promote Chayalim that are engaged in active combat and promotes other Chayalin engaged in Tefilla....    The safety and security of the Chayalim actively engaged in combat is directly connected to the entire Nation's worthiness.  

Being disengaged from the mainstream while disparaging our brothers who are actively engaged in combat, those who are carrying the burden disporportionately, is unfair and serves only to weaken the army engaged in combat. 

Noone is exempt from this battle. 

Let us therefore suggest the following!

Tefillin and Tzizit is the best Shemira for the Chayalim. This campaign can unite all of Am Yisroel.  Every Jew, practicing or not, should be encouraged to put on Tefillin and Tzizit for the protection of the soldiers!  Are the Roshei Yeshivot and Moetzet Gedolei HaTorah actively encouraging each and every Bachur, and every frum Yid  to have extra Kavana when putting on Tefillin and wearing Tzizit.  When davening and learning Torah,  they should remember to always have in mind the protection of the combat soldiers on the front and the protection of civilian populations  such as those targeted by Hamas Rockets. Chayalim and civilians under attack are depending on Bnei Torah to have this in their uppermost consciousness.

The reality of the threat is driven home best when one is under attack. Ask the children living in Sderot with sirens going off. Surely sitting in Yeshiva protected, far away from battle, makes it difficult to have the same Kavana as the G-d fearing soldier on the battlefield facing the enemy.   

We can all agree, it is not Kochi veOtzem Yadi, our might and strength, that will ultimately protect us.  

This point was recently brought home when a bullet pierced through the ceramic bullet proof vest of the IDF Soldier Aviv Levy hy"d.  

Excerpts from this front Page Lehovin article....

"Dozens of leading Sefardi roshei yeshiva and rabbonim led a throng of thousands in tefilla at the kevorim of past great leaders of Sefardic Jewry. They cried out to Hashem over a decree that in just the last five years have brought, in the words of the Sefardi gadol Rav Yehuda Ades, a "spiritual holocaust for the Torah world in general and especially for the Sefardi Torah World". 

A group of America's most revered talmidei chachamim met to discuss the situation in Eretz Yisroel.  The meeting, which brought together an unusually wide spectrum of manhigim, including Chacham Yosef Harari Raful, Rav Dovid Feinstein, Rav Aharon Feldman, Rav Osher Kalmanowitz, Rav Malkiel Kotler, Rav Dovid Harris, Rav Yaakov Horowitz, Rav Aharon Schechter and Rav Elya Ber Wachtfogel, was convened amidst deep concern at the reports of what is happening to bnei Torah there." 

And in Eretz Yisroel itself, of course, gedolei Torah from every segment of Torah world have been crying out in pain over this crisis of immense proportions for the future of Torah and Yahadus in Artzeinu HaKedosha.  There are the gedolim whose profound distress at what is taking place is publicly known, like Rav Dovid Soloveitchik, Rav Azriel Auerbach, Rav Shmuel Deutsch, Rav Tzvi Friedman, RaYisroel Yaakov Kalmanovitch, Rav Tzvi Rotberg and Rav Moshe Shterbuch.

But there are many, many others, some of whom have kept a lower profile. On Shiva Assar B'Tamuz for example, the  renowned mashpia Rav Tzvi Meir Zilberberg led a yom tefillah in Meron at the tziyun of Reb Shimon bar Yochai,where Tehillim was said for almost four hours, with Rav Tzvi Meir leading the tefillos with bechiyos nora'os. ..."

What was missing from this article was the Gedoilim crying out in pain over the suffering of those in the south who have been targeted with Hamas Rockets that hit southern Israel and the kites still wreaking havoc in southern Israel that they reported in the News Section of the paper. 

Readers might put 2 and 2 together and conclude that these aren't burning issues for the Gedoilim and if only there would be no Chareidi draft, then Hamas would stop sending in rockets and kites into Israel and ISIS would never threaten Israel.  It's like if we would only allow a Palestinian State in Judea and Samaria then there would be peace and security in the low lying population centers like Tel Aviv and Bnei Brak.  

But obviously this is highly unrealistic.  Because a more logical conclusion is that we need a practical way to stop Hamas from attacking Israel and that a G-d fearing IDF is probably the best answer. 

Another worrisome article in Lehovin:
Lehovin Issue 8 page 8 Parshas Devorim
Nationality Bill Loom Disastrous


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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Obama Knowingly Funded Designated Al-Qaeda Affiliate”

Blocked by IDF Brass, Brigadier General Ofer Winter Appointed Liberman’s Military Secretary | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com | JNi.Media | 14 Av 5778 – July 25, 2018 | JewishPress.com



By Mordechai Kedar

This is an article I wrote years ago, that is critical to be read again today by all, in the shadow of the recent Muslim terror attack on the Temple Mount and their riots afterwards…

A well known proverb says "liars need to have good memories." The reasoning is clear: a liar needs to remember his own lies and whom he told them to in order to avoid contradicting himself and revealing his mendacity. This rule applies to important issues as well. Jerusalem, for instance, whose holiness to Sunni Muslims is based on a late and political interpretation of a Koranic verse, while to Shiite Muslims it is only the third holiest city, ranked below Mecca and Medina (today the city of Najaf in southern Iraq).

Early Islamic sources state that the "al Aqsa Mosque" (literal meaning: 'the farther mosque'), mentioned only once in the Koran, was one of two mosques located near Ji'irrana, a village located between Mecca and Taaf in the Arabian Peninsula (now Saudi Arabia.) One of the mosques was called "al-Masjid al-Adna," meaning the "closer mosque" and the other " al-Masjid al-Aqsa", the "farther mosque." When the Koran refers to the al Aqsa mosque while telling the myth of the Prophet Muhammad's night time journey from the "holy mosque" of Mecca to al Aqsa, that is, the "farther mosque," it is referring to the mosque in Ji'irrana.

In 682 C.E., fifty years after Mohammed's death, Abd allah Ibn al-Zubayr, the tough man of Mecca, rebelled against the Umayyads who ruled Damascus and would not allow them to fulfill the Haj in Mecca. Since the Haj pilgrimage is one of the five basic Islamic commandments, they were forced to choose Jerusalem as their alternative for a pilgrimage site. In order to justify choosing Jerusalem, the Umayyads rewrote the story told in the Koran, moving the al Aqsa mosque to Jerusalem, and adding, for good measure, the myth of the night time journey of Mohammed to al Aqsa. This is the reason the Sunnis now consider Jerusalem their third holiest city.

Shia Islam, mercilessly persecuted by the Umayya Caliphate, did not accept the holy Jerusalem canard, which is the reason the second holiest city to Shiites is Najif in Iraq, the burial place of Shiite founder Ali bin Abi Talib. Many of the Shiite elders – Iranian and Hezbollah – only began to call Jerusalem holy after the Khomeni rebellion in 1979 so as to keep the Sunnis from accusing them of being soft on Zionism.

The first lie, in that case, is the spurious claim that the "farther mosque" is in Jerusalem.

More lies were piled on to the first one, the main prevarication being the exact location of this so-called al Aqsa mosque, which until not very long ago, was the silver-domed building on the southern end of the Temple Mount.

The entire area of the Temple Mount is known as al-Haram al-Sharif – "the holy and noble site"- but a change came about after the Six Day War, when Jewish voices could be heard, particularly that of the Chief Rabbi of Haifa, Rav She'er Yashuv HaCohen, calling for the establishment of a synagogue on the Mount. Immediately after the war, Chief IDF Rabbi Shlomo Goren also said that he wanted to celebrate religious events on the Temple Mount. It was felt that the Muslims would not object, since al Aqsa was on the southern edge of the compound and the synagogue would not be nearby.

As a result, however, the Muslims decided to announce that the al Aqsa mentioned in the Koran refers not only to the mosque on the southern end of the compound, but is the name for the entire Temple Mount area, abandoning the original name, al-Haram al-Sharif. My colleague, Professor Yitzchak Reiter, discusses this issue at length in his book "From Mecca to Jerusalem and Back," 2005. The renaming of the Temple Mount is clearly a canard, with two documents, one known and one less known, revealing the truth.

The source that is more widely known is a booklet prepared in 1924 by none other than the openly anti-Semitic (and later on good friend of Hitler) Mufti Haj Amin el Husayni and reprinted many times in the years following its first publication. Dr. Daniel Tassel of Lexington, Massachusetts, gave me an original copy printed in 1930, for which generosity I am most grateful. The booklet's title is "A Brief Guide to al-Haram al-Sharif – Jerusalem." Note that the area is not called al Aqsa. The al Aqsa Mosque appears as a chapter in the booklet, after the chapter on the Dome of the Rock, the golden-domed structure in the middle of the compound. It is clear that to Haj Amin al- Husayni, the Mufti of Jerusalem, the al Aqsa Mosque is simply the building on the southern end of the compound, because that is what it is.

The lesser known of the two documents is one I photocopied recently at my friend Chaim Steinberger's home in New York. Chaim has a large collection of maps of the Land of Israel and he showed me an ordinary Jordanian tourist map of Jerusalem that was executed in 1965, two years before the 1967 Six Day War. At that time,East Jerusalem was still illegally occupied by the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, while the entire world kept silent and uttered not a word against this totally illegal occupation. The map was drawn by a Jordanian named Abd al-Rahman Rassas who worked as an official surveyor and was authorized by the Hashemite Tourism Authority of Jordan. The map bears the words: "recommended and approved by the official Jordanian Tourist Authority."

A perusal of the map shows that in 1965 the Temple Mount compound was still called " al-Haram al-Sharif", that it was on "Mount Moriah", and that the "al Aqsa Mosque" was simply a building on the southern end of al-Haram al-Sharif. In other words, thirty years before the peace agreement between Israel and the Kingdom of Jordan, the Jordanians identified al Aqsa as no more than an edifice on the southern end of al-Haram al-Sharif, which in turn is built on Mount Moriah.

Islam's liars decided to "expand" al Aqsa – whose real location is actually in the Arabian desert – to encompass the entire Temple Mount area only after the Jews liberated the site of their Temples in the June 1967 Six Day War. After all, the Jews might want to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount under the direction of Rabbis Goren and She'er Yashuv Hacohen.

For example, Sheikh Ikrima Sabr, Mufti of Jerusalem 1994-2006, in a speech given on Friday, January 4th, 2002, said the following (my additions in parentheses, M.K.): " O ye Muslims (all over the world), when we talk about the blessed al Aqsa Mosque, we mean a mosque whose area is 144 dunam (the size of al-Haram al-Sharif in its entirety) including the walls, the al-Buraq Wall (the Western Wall), the passages, hallways, entrances and squares, in addition to the part that is roofed (the building in the southern end),the part that is ancient (under the roofed part) and the Foundation Stone (under the Dome of the Rock), the Marwani prayer site (Solomon's Stables), all are al Aqsa…."

Another lie, revealed as such by the very same map, follows on the heels of this one. It concerns the site of the Jewish Holy Temples. I have listened to a good many Friday sermons in Arabic, which I unfortunately did not record, including some in which the preacher claimed that al-Haykal al-Maz'oum –" the supposed (Jewish) Temple"- was never in Jerusalem. One preacher claimed it was on Mount Sinai and in another instance, the preacher said it was on Mount Gerizim near Nablus, where "the Samaritans preserve the authentic Jewish traditions." The Jordanian map puts paid to the lies of every one of these Islamic orators.

One wonders why the al Aqsa Mosque is of such importance to the Muslims and why they have accorded it such prominence that it is becoming accepted as one of the basic principles of their faith. The answer lies in the fact that Islam defines itself as a religion that did not enter the world to live in peace with Judaism and Christianity, the religions that preceded it, but as a universal religion that is meant to obliterate them and take over the world. Islam sees itself as "Din al-Haqq," the true religion, and Judaism and Christianity as "Din al-Batil," the false religions. The Muslims fear that the Jewish people's return to their land, cities and the site of their Temples will grant Judaism the status of a vibrant, active and true religion, posing a theological threat to the very existence and raison d'etre of Islam.

That is the reason that all Jewish activity on the Temple Mount, especially Jewish prayer, infuriates them, and they will do everything, including spreading prevarications and outright lies, to prevent the Jews from returning to the places from which they were exiled almost 2000 years ago. That is what makes the conflict over Jerusalem the basis of a theological struggle whose source is the Muslim world's inability to recognize the history and religious rights of non-Muslim believers, all of whom are slated to disappear, according to Islam.

All the other aspects of the conflict, nationalistic, political or legal, are layers of camouflage hiding the real dispute, the theological one, between Israel and its neighbors.

Today, now that we have been blessed with the beginnings of a return to Zion, we bring to mind the destruction of the Temples and our people's dispersion among the nations of the world. We can see with our own eyes that the return of the Jewish people to their land, to its capital city and the site of the Holy Temples,is anathema to many and especially to our Muslim neighbors. The question that arises is whether we still have to live with the Muslim falsehoods concerning the Temple Mount –after we succeeded in liberating our land and capital city from Islamic occupation – or whether we should inform them of what they know full well, but attempt to repress: that it is our forefathers who were here 3000 years ago and worshipped the one God, while their forefathers were pagan tribes in the Saudi desert, who drank wine, buried their daughters alive and worshipped idols.

When we respect ourselves and our heritage enough to stand up for our rights, they will respect us and leave us in peace.

May the Jewish People soon be blessed with the complete Redemption.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bennett Condemns Yitzhar Settlers’ Attack on Female Border Guard | The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com 7 Av 5778 – July 19, 2018 | JewishPress.com. Before an investigation? Was Shabak Behind This Too?


In all due respect to Bennett he also publicly condemned the Jewish Duma Hilltop Youth suspects in the New York Times (of all places) one week after the Duma Arson happened in 2015! 


Naftali Bennett on Israel's Jewish Terrorists

By Naftali Bennett
  • Aug. 7, 2015

Two and a half years later 2 Hilltop youth, one of them a minor at the time, have been tortured, imprisoned and traumatized with no credible evidence other than forced confessions and Hebrew Graffiti,  that they participated in the Duma arson. These suspects still have not had a trial! Bennett has never apologized for blackening their name not to mention the post trauma on these kids who are innocent until proven guilty.  Or no more guilty than the Jewish Division of Terror who looks to fabricate Jewish Terrorists!

MK Bennett, At least keep your mouth shut until there is a fair investigation!

My reaction:

Using the Duma Miscarriage of Justice as a probable scenario in the making.....

How many Hilltop Youth from Yitzhar are now being rounded up, placed under Administrative Detention, labeled ticking time bombs and Jewish Terrorists (being affiliated with the designated Kach/Kahana Terror  Organization), denied due process, with no legal representation and being tortured? And most importantly did the the Government and/or the Jewish Division  of Terror in Shabak help  orchestrate and/or provoke this stone throwing?

 attack police before evacuation of illegal Bedouin villag

I don't recall Bennett condemning the violent clashes against the police in the Bedouin Village


In the Beduin village, Security forces retreated from demolishing homes after they were stoned.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Elisha Odess released to House Arrest. Father gives interview to Arutz7. He Left Jail and Raised His Eyes to Heaven...Must Read! Shabbat Chazon. Tochacha on Justice.


Duma Suspect E. Released under House Arrest. He Left Jail and Raised His Eyes to Heaven. Arutz7      "הוא יצא מהכלא ונשא עיניים לשמיים" - ערוץ 7


From Haftorah Torah Reading for Devarim....
Isaiah Chapter 1
26And I will restore your judges as at first and your counsellors as in the beginning; afterwards you shall be called City of Righteousness, Faithful City. כווְאָשִׁ֚יבָה שֹֽׁפְטַ֙יִךְ֙ כְּבָרִ֣אשֹׁנָ֔ה וְיֹֽעֲצַ֖יִךְ כְּבַתְּחִלָּ֑ה אַֽחֲרֵי־כֵ֗ן יִקָּ֚רֵא לָךְ֙ עִ֣יר הַצֶּ֔דֶק קִרְיָ֖ה נֶֽאֱמָּנָֽה:
27Zion shall be redeemed through justice and her penitent through righteousness. כזצִיּ֖וֹן בְּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט תִּפָּדֶ֑ה וְשָׁבֶ֖יהָ בִּצְדָקָֽה:


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Fwd: Duma Suspect E. Released under House Arrest. He Left Jail and Raised His Eyes to Heaven. Arutz7 "הוא יצא מהכלא ונשא עיניים לשמיים" - ערוץ 7


https://www.inn.co.il/News/News.aspx/378369 (h) 

Translated with the help of Google Translate.
Hebrew text follows....

Two and a half years under harsh prison conditions, including torture, came to an end when A.'s parents were allowed to hug him outside the prison gates.

by Hagit Rosenbaum

הילד אובחן כסובל מפוסט טראומה. הוריו של א'

A. The minor was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

The parents of the minor were in the middle of unloading the boxes while moving to a new place in the settlement in which they live.

They knew that at the same time,  the Israel Supreme Court,  the Bagatz, was hearing the appeal filed by the State Attorney's Office against the decision of the District Court to release their son to house arrest, but accustomed to disappointments and unexpected whims of the court in the past, they were not prepared for the drama that was to unfold within a few minutes. " We are so used to a judge deciding something and then the next instance turning it over and towing in the line, that this decision [A. being released] was not at all self evident to happen. "

"It was Sunday, in the afternoon," recalls the father, "in the middle of unloading the crates in the new house, we suddenly receive the happy news that our child is being released from prison." We felt a tremendous happiness that is hard to describe.  The feeling is that this is not happenstance: We are moving to a new house, and he is leaving to a new house.  And all this in the Nine Days.... that all that was missing was for Hashem to return to His House.  We went to the gates of the prison in the afternoon, we waited for him, and when he got out we finally got to give him big hugs.... his mother and I. When we hugged him we said "Shma Yisroel", like the scene of Yaakov Avinu who fell on Yosef's shoulders when they met.,,  ...To understand that liberation is not self-evident, that everything is with the help of God... and we are channeling the great joy with the acceptance of  the "Heavenly Yoke" [על מלכות שמים, "says the father in an emotional voice.

How did your son react with the liberation?

He left jail and raised his eyes upwards.   It was very emotional.  Impossible to register.  After 16 Higher Court extensions to his Detention one can lose hope, and see yourself in prison for many years to come. Suddenly you are out.  Tremendous joy. No vessel to contain it. 

A. is one of two defendants in the Duma affair, who was imprisoned while he was still a minor, and released this Sunday to house arrest after two and a half years in which he was imprisoned under harsh conditions.  This was following an extended fight, one which his parents, his lawyers and the Honenu Organization conducted.   Last Thursday, the Central District Court Judge, Ami Kobo, decided to release him to house arrest to  his grandparents, but the State Attorney's Office quickly appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. On Sunday the appeal was rejected by Supreme Court Justice Ofer Grosskopf, who ordered the release of A.

"We told our family members and all of us were crying with deep emotion" says the father as he describes the wave of responses that  enveloped them.  "We received hundreds of phone calls and text messages from people in close and distant circles, and also from those whom we do not know at all, who blessed us and wept with us."

How is A. getting acclimated to the new life outside the prison?.

"At the moment there are only feelings of joy: everything is new for him: looking out of the window in the car on the trip from the prison to his grandparents' house, to be able to look through a regular window, and to see trees and fields... to get out of the car and enter the house. Everything is new to him... to enter the kitchen, to open the fridge, to realize this is food that you like. To embrace with his father, mother, grandma and grandpa... every thing an experience,   We all feel that we need to make up almost three years of lost time. "

Twenty-one days of torture

One of the main grounds for the request for house arrest release was the mental condition of A., from which he suffered in prison following his difficult experiences, and did not receive proper treatment.  The father wishes to preserve his son's dignity and privacy, and is prepared to say that, as of now, the son's condition is "one that was unequivocally diagnosed as suffering from post-trauma, both by IPS officials and by a psychiatrist on our behalf. I do not want to elaborate beyond that. As soon as he was released from prison, we contacted a medical care worker so we could take care of him. "The father recalls that the post-trauma was caused by" twenty-one days in which torture was done in prison. It is not only four and a half days when he was sitting tied to a chair, getting hit, forcing his hands and more. Also the staged exercise he underwent, in which criminal actors threatened his life, etc.., were for him torture. "

The father stresses that the family and A. are now in a cloud of euphoria, but it is clear to everyone that within a short time they will have to deal with the complex reality dictated by the harsh conditions of detention determined by the State Attorney's Office. "Judge Gruskopf himself," says the father, "said at the hearing, that this is the harshest detention conditions that can be, and that he has never seen such conditions." A. is, as mentioned, under house arrest at the home of his grandfather and grandmother, from where he is forbidden to leave under any circumstances. Attached to his body is an electronic handcuff, "so if he moves a millimeter from the designated place, in a minute there will be dozens of vehicles here. He must be supervised by two individuals at all hours of the day. Among the ten approved and authorized supervisors by the prosecutor's office are his grandparents, his parents and several uncles. A. is forbidden to make any kind of contact with any person other than those authorized  to stay with him. "He can not even speak to his brothers and sisters, they can not come and say hello to him," the father illustrates the severity of the conditions, "the detention of the house is actually one big prison. We put in a request that at least 1st degree and 2nd degree relatives can talk with him. 

The parents' fight does not end with the release, and they intend to work to ease the conditions of this alternative detention. "We hope that we will not wait another six months until they begin to make it easier, and they have to understand that the idea is not to replace Prison A into Prison B.  The goal of an alternative detention is to bring A. on a rehabilitation track. We want socialization, teachers, and those who are dealing with the situation to come here.  When he was in Ofek, a detention center for minors, he completed his matriculation exams on his own.  He wanted to pursue academic courses at the Open University, but they did not allow him to, since they claimed  that he was a terrorist, He is thirsty for knowledge. Only being allowed 10 authorized supervisors will not allow his rehabilitation."  These restrictive conditions also hamper the daily lives of the parents and grandparents who are his authorized supervisors.  Our lives are also being tied down.  My wife and I are going from our house and the grandparents' house all the time to supervise, and we do this in parallel to the work and the other jobs that each of us has to do. "He said.

You fought for about two and a half years for a  detention alternative, 

this fight was one which most of the time seemed hopeless - A set of parents against an entire legal and security Apparatus.  What insights do you have,  looking back,  now that you reached some success?

"There has been a change in awareness as far as public opinion",  begins the father.  "First, most people believed Bennett and Shaked, and not Ben-Gvir, who said they were tortured. They thought that these were exaggerations of the parents, just an exercise of the lawyers to release them. Suddenly, a little before the decision in the pre trial, the entire public - including our opponents - was exposed to the fact that indeed there was torture.. This was after we changed our approach. The entire time we had thought that we could work quietly behind the scenes. We wanted to save unpleasantness [embarrassment] to the State, the Shabak and the Prosecutors . 

At some point we understood that this was the flagship of the Shin Bet and the State Prosecutor's Office, and that they placed all their prestige on it. We then understood that the only way to allow judges to decide according to their consciences is to let the people of Israel know what happened. "

The father explains that "it is difficult to expect the judges to decide also against the opinion of the Shabak, and the State Prosecutor's Office, as well as against public opinion, who think that they are rewarding murderers. But if public opinion changes, the judges will be able to make a more objective decision. This is what happened. " The parents, in cooperation with the Honenu Association, began public advocacy activities to expose the torture: letters were sent to Rabbis and policymakers, petitions were signed by Rabbis calling for an investigation of the torture issue, media interviews were given, and more. 

This calls for a thorough Housekeeping

The  wave of publicity made its mark, since before the decision in the mini-trial, the State Prosecutor's Office had already announced that it was disregarding confessions given under torture, 

"and [prior to the publicity] they had claimed all the time that there was no torture at all," the father emphasized. The public consciousness changed, and this allowed the judges to come out with the most courageous determination one could expect: to say that the interrogations harmed the souls, dignity and bodies of those interrogated, and therefore the judges rejected the confessions made under torture. This decision annulled all the confessions of A. and some of the confessions of the other accused, Amiram Ben Uliel.  This is why Elisha is now under house arrest. It wouldn't have happened otherwise.

The father wishes to thank the Honenu organization that accompanied the media campaign in the affair, as well as the attorneys Adi Keidar and Zion Amir, "who for a year and a half interrogated the Shabak interrogators  and succeeded to extract from them a picture of what happened in the investigations in spite of the testimonies that were given under many restrictions and were vague.  The main testimony, incidentally, was that A., through a phenomenal memory, remembered exactly what each interrogator did, on what day and at what hour. He testified in a coherent manner before the judge and he also faced a cross-examination. "

The father summarizes his feelings in the spirit of this coming Shabbat, Shabbat Chazon, [the Shabbat that precedes Tisha B'Av] when we read a Prophecy of Reproach [Tochacha] over the distortion of  Justice. "Especially on the Eve of the Ninth of Av, we want to convey to the public that this is not a private issue of Amiram and A. This is an issue that requires a complete examination and housekeeping of the conduct of the Judicial system, how decisions were made and who gave permission of such torture." 

Following the minor's release, Shmuel Meidad, the Director of Honenu also called for the release of the second accused suspect, Amiram Ben Uliel: "The District Court ruled several weeks ago that both Ben Uliel and the minor were tortured during the interrogations. In addition, the court ruled that the torture led them to say things that were not of their own free will.  This led the court to disqualify the confessions given by torture and other confessions. The court made an artificial and cruel distinction between the minor and the adult, and decided that with Ben Oliel, a number of additional confessions could be made Kosher, even though it is clear to everyone that they were extracted after being being tortured and in the presence of GSS agents who tortured him Medad explained. 

"The only reason for this decision is the desire to please the public as it's presented in the Media.  There is no law and no justice here, but rather only the will and the satisfaction of bringing a  guilty verdict at all costs." Senior lawmakers both in Israel and abroad, do not understand why the court differentiated between the minor and the adult added Medad.

 Medad called for the release of Ben Uliel from his detention.  
 "Do not leave a scapegoat in this case. Do justice. Ben Uliel should also be released on house arrest. The Shin Bet conducted a negligent and illegal investigation that did not lead to the investigation of the truth, but rather to the results that they wanted to obtain in advance.  The Shabak led us to a situation in which we can  never know what happened that night in the village of Duma. This should not fall on the shoulders of Ben Uliel and he must be released immediately. "

שנתיים וחצי בתנאים קשים במאסר, כולל עינויים, הגיעו לסיומם כשהוריו של א' זכו לחבק אותו מחוץ לשערי הכלא.

חגית רוזנבאום , ז' באב תשע"ח 19/07/18 15:13

הילד אובחן כסובל מפוסט טראומה. הוריו של א'
הילד אובחן כסובל מפוסט טראומה. הוריו של א'ללא קרדיט צילום
הוריו של הקטין א' היו באמצע פריקת הארגזים תוך כדי מעבר דירה בתוך היישוב שבו הם מתגוררים.

הם ידעו אומנם כי באותו זמן התנהל בבג"ץ הדיון בערר שהגישה הפרקליטות על החלטת בית המשפט המחוזי לשחרר את בנם למעצר בית, אבל למודי אכזבות והלכי רוח בלתי צפויים של השופטים, הם לא נערכו לדרמה שעתידה הייתה להתחולל בתוך דקות ספורות. "אנחנו כל כך רגילים ששופט מחליט משהו ואז אצל השופט בערכאה הבאה זה מתהפך והוא מיישר קו, שההחלטה שהתקבלה הייתה בכלל לא מובנת מאליה".

"זה היה יום ראשון, בשעות הצהריים", משחזר האב, "באמצע שפרקנו את הארגזים בבית החדש אנחנו פתאום מקבלים את הבשורה המשמחת שהילד משתחרר מהכלא. הרגשנו שמחה גדולה שאי אפשר להבין בכלל. התחושה היא שזה לא צירוף מקרים: אנחנו עוברים לבית חדש, הוא יוצא לבית חדש, וכל זה בתוך תשעת הימים – שחסר רק שה' יחזור לבית שלו. הגענו לשערי הכלא אחר הצהריים, המתנו לו וכשיצא זכינו סוף סוף להעניק לו חיבוקים גדולים של אמא ושלי. כשהתחבקנו איתו אמרנו 'שמע ישראל', כמו במעמד של יעקב שנפל על כתפי יוסף כשנפגשו. להבין שהשחרור לא מובן מאליו, שהכול בסייעתא דשמיא ואנחנו מנתבים את השמחה האדירה לקבלת עול מלכות שמיים", אומר האב בקול נרגש.

איך הבן הגיב עם השחרור?

"הוא יצא מהכלא ונשא עיניים וכפיים לשמיים. זה היה מאוד מרגש. אי אפשר להכיל את זה. אחרי 16 פעמים של הארכות מעצר בבית המשפט העליון אתה מתייאש, רואה את עצמך שנים רבות בכלא, ופתאום אתה בחוץ. שמחה אדירה, אין כלים להכיל אותה".

א', אחד משני הנאשמים בפרשת דומא שנכלא עוד בהיותו קטין, שוחרר ביום ראשון השבוע למעצר בית לאחר כשנתיים וחצי שבהן היה כלוא בתנאים קשים, ובתום מאבק ממושך שניהלו הוריו, עורכי דינו וארגון 'חננו'. ביום חמישי האחרון החליט שופט בית המשפט המחוזי מרכז עמי קובו על שחרורו למעצר בית אצל סבו וסבתו, אולם הפרקליטות מיהרה לערער על ההחלטה לבית המשפט העליון. ביום ראשון כאמור נדחה הערר על ידי שופט בית המשפט העליון עופר גרוסקופף, שהורה לשחרר את א'.

"בישרנו לבני המשפחה וכולם בכו מרוב התרגשות", משתף האב בגל התגובות ששטף אותם, "קיבלנו מאות טלפונים ומסרונים מאנשים במעגלים קרובים ורחוקים, וגם מכאלה שאנחנו בכלל לא מכירים, בירכו אותנו ובכו מהתרגשות".

איך א' מתאקלם בחיים החדשים מחוץ לכלא?

"כרגע יש רק תחושות של שמחה. כל דבר חדש בשבילו: להסתכל מחלון המכונית בנסיעה מהכלא לבית הסבא והסבתא, לראות דרך חלון רגיל, לראות עצים ושדות. לצאת מהאוטו ולהיכנס לבית. כל דבר הוא חידוש בשבילו. להיכנס למטבח, לפתוח את המקרר, לגלות שיש שם אוכל כרצונך. להתחבק עם אבא, אמא, סבא וסבתא. כל דבר כזה הוא חוויה. כולנו מרגישים שאנחנו צריכים כרגע להשלים חסך של קרוב לשלוש שנים".

עשרים ואחד ימי עינויים

אחת העילות המרכזיות בבקשת השחרור הייתה מצבו הנפשי של א', שממנו סבל בכלא בעקבות החוויות הקשות שעבר, ולא זכה לטיפול רפואי הולם. האב מבקש לשמור על כבודו של בנו ועל צנעת הפרט, ומוכן רק לומר כי נכון לעכשיו מצבו של הבן הוא כזה ש"אובחן חד משמעית כסובל מפוסט טראומה, גם על ידי גורמי שב"ס וגם על ידי פסיכיאטרית מטעמנו. אני לא רוצה לפרט מעבר לזה. מיד עם שחרורו מהכלא יצרנו קשר עם גורם רפואי מטפל על מנת שנוכל לטפל בו". האב מזכיר כי הפוסט טראומה נגרמה כתוצאה מ"עשרים ואחד יום שבהם עבר עינויים בכלא. לא מדובר רק על ארבעה וחצי ימים שבהם ישב כפות לכיסא, סובל מחבטות, כיפופי ידיים ועוד. גם תרגיל המדובבים שעבר, שבו עבריינים מתחזים איימו על חייו, ודברים נוספים, היו עינויים מבחינתו".

האב מדגיש כי אומנם כעת, בימים הראשונים לאחר השחרור, נמצאים המשפחה וא' בענן של אופוריה, אבל ברור לכולם שבתוך זמן קצר יצטרכו להתמודד עם המציאות המורכבת שמכתיבים להם תנאי המעצר הקשים שקבעה הפרקליטות. "גם השופט גרוסקופף עצמו", מציין האב, "אמר בדיון שמדובר בתנאי המעצר הקשים ביותר שיכולים להיות, שהוא מעולם לא ראה תנאים כאלה". א' נמצא כאמור במעצר בית בבית סבו וסבתו, משם אסור לו לצאת בשום מצב. לגופו הוצמד אזיק אלקטרוני, "כך שאם הוא זז במילימטר מהמקום שהוגדר, תוך דקה יהיו פה עשרות ניידות. זו כליאה". הוא חייב לשהות בפיקוח צמוד של שני מפקחים בכל שעות היממה. עשרת המפקחים שאושרו על ידי הפרקליטות הם סבו וסבתו, הוריו וכמה דודים. על א' נאסר ליצור קשר מכל סוג עם כל אדם, למעט המפקחים המורשים לשהות במחיצתו. "אסור לו אפילו לדבר עם האחים והאחיות שלו, הם לא יכולים לבוא לומר לו שלום", ממחיש האב את חומרת התנאים, "מעצר הבית הוא למעשה בית כלא אחד גדול. בינתיים הגשנו בקשה שלפחות קרובים מדרג ראשון ושני יוכלו לבוא ולשוחח איתו".

מאבקם של ההורים לא נגמר עם השחרור, והם מתכוונים לפעול להקלת תנאי המעצר החלופי. "אנחנו מקווים מאוד שלא נמתין עוד חצי שנה עד שיתחילו להקל. הם צריכים להבין שהרעיון הוא לא להחליף את כלא א' בכלא ב'. חלופת מעצר מטרתה גם להעלות אותו על מסלול שיקומי. אנחנו רוצים שיבואו לכאן חברותות, מורים, מטפלים. כשהיה בכלא אופק הוא השלים את הבגרויות לבד, ורצה להמשיך לקורסים אקדמיים של האוניברסיטה הפתוחה. לא אישרו לו כי טענו שהוא מחבל. הוא צמא דעת. להיות עם עשרה מפקחים בלבד זה לא יאפשר לו להשתקם". התנאים המגבילים משבשים גם את סדר יומם של ההורים והסבים שאושרו כמפקחים, "זה בעצם מכניס גם אותנו למצב של כליאה. אני ואשתי בינתיים כל היום על הקו בין הבית שלנו לבית הסבא והסבתא כדי לפקח, ועושים את זה במקביל לעבודה ולתפקידים הנוספים שיש לכל אחד מאיתנו".

נאבקתם כשנתיים וחצי על קבלת חלופת המעצר, מאבק שברוב הפעמים נראה חסר סיכוי – זוג הורים נגד מערכת משפטית וביטחונית שלמה. אילו תובנות יש לך במבט לאחור, אחרי שנחלתם הצלחה?

"חל פה שינוי תודעתי בדעת הקהל", פותח האב, "בהתחלה רוב האנשים האמינו לבנט ושקד ולא לבן גביר, שאמר שהיו עינויים. חשבו שאלה הגזמות של ההורים, תרגיל של עורכי הדין כדי לשחרר אותו. פתאום, קצת לפני ההכרעה במשפט הזוטא, הציבור כולו – כולל המתנגדים לנו – נחשף לכך שהיו עינויים. זה קרה אחרי ששינינו גישה. לכל אורך הדרך חשבנו שאפשר לסגור דברים בשקט. כדי לחסוך אי נעימות מהמדינה, השב"כ והפרקליטות, אמרנו בוא נסגור את הכול בשקט, מאחורי הקלעים. אבל הגיע שלב שבו הבנו שזה תיק הדגל של השב"כ והפרקליטות והם מטילים עליו את כל יוקרתם. הבנו שהדרך היחידה לאפשר לשופטים להכריע לפי צו מצפונם היא לתת לעם ישראל לדעת מה קרה".

האב מסביר ש"קשה לצפות מהשופטים להכריע גם נגד דעת השב"כ והפרקליטות וגם נגד דעת הקהל, שחושבים כאילו הם מזכים רוצחים. אבל אם דעת הקהל תשתנה – השופטים יוכלו לקבל החלטה יותר אובייקטיבית. וזה מה שקרה". ההורים בשיתוף עמותת 'חננו' החלו בפעילות הסברה ציבורית לחשיפת העינויים: נשלחו מכתבים לרבנים וקובעי מדיניות, נחתמו עצומות של רבנים הקוראות לחקור את נושא העינויים, נמסרו ראיונות לתקשורת ועוד.

דרוש בדק בית יסודי

גל ההסברה כנראה נתן את אותותיו, שכן לפני ההכרעה במשפט הזוטא הודיעה הפרקליטות כי היא מבטלת את ההודאות שניתנו תחת עינויים, "והם הרי טענו כל הזמן שלא היו עינויים כלל", מדגיש האב. "כל זה קרה כתוצאה מהלחץ הציבורי. התודעה הציבורית השתנתה וזה איפשר לשופטים אחר כך לצאת בקביעה הכי אמיצה שאפשר לצפות לה: לומר שבחקירות נפגעו נפשם, כבודם וגופם של הנחקרים, ולכן השופטים פסלו את ההודאות שניתנו תחת עינויים. ההחלטה הזאת ביטלה את כל הודאותיו של א' וחלק מהודאותיו של הנאשם הנוסף, עמירם בן אוליאל. כל זה הביא בסופו של דבר לכך שא' נמצא היום במעצר בית, זה לא היה קורה אחרת".

האב מבקש להודות לארגון 'חננו' שליווה את המערכה התקשורתית בפרשה, וגם לעורכי הדין עדי קידר וציון אמיר, "שבמשך שנה וחצי חקרו את חוקרי השב"כ והצליחו להוציא מהם תמונה של מה התרחש בחקירות, למרות שהעדויות נמסרו תחת מגבלות רבות והיו מעורפלות. העדות המרכזית, אגב, הייתה של א', שבאמצעות זיכרון פנומנלי זכר מה בדיוק עשה כל חוקר, באיזה יום ובאיזו שעה. הוא העיד על הכול בצורה קוהרנטית בפני השופט, וגם עמד בפני חקירה נגדית".

האב מסכם את תחושותיו באווירת שבת חזון הקרבה, וקריאת נבואת התוכחה על עיוות המשפט. "דווקא בערב ט' באב, אנחנו מבקשים להעביר לציבור את ההבנה שזו לא סוגיה פרטית של עמירם וא', זו סוגיה שדורשת בדק בית יסודי בהתנהלות מערכת המשפט, איך מתקבלות החלטות ומי נתן אישור לעינויים כאלה".

בעקבות שחרורו של הקטין, קרא השבוע מנכ"ל ארגון 'חננו', שמואל מידד, לשחרר גם את הנאשם השני, עמירם בן אוליאל: "בית המשפט המחוזי קבע לפני מספר שבועות כי גם בן אוליאל וגם הקטין עונו במהלך החקירות. בנוסף לכך קבע בית המשפט שהעינויים הובילו אותם למסור דברים שלא מרצונם החופשי, דבר שהוביל את בית המשפט לפסול את ההודאות שנמסרו בעינויים והודאות נוספות. בית המשפט עשה הפרדה מלאכותית ואכזרית בין הקטין לבגיר, והחליט שאצל בן אוליאל כן ניתן להכשיר מספר הודאות נוספות, למרות שברור לכולם כי נגבו לאחר עינויים ובנוכחות אנשי השב"כ שעינו אותו", הסביר מידד.

"הסיבה היחידה להחלטה זו היא הרצון לרצות את הציבור כפי שנראה לתקשורת. לא משפטנות ולא צדק יש כאן, אלא רק רצון וריצוי ולהביא אשם בכל מחיר. משפטנים בכירים מאוד, גם בישראל וגם בחו"ל, לא מבינים מדוע בית המשפט הפריד בין הקטין לבגיר", הוסיף מידד.

מידד קרא לשחרר גם את בן אוליאל ממעצרו: "אל תשאירו שעיר לעזאזל בתיק הזה. עשו צדק. יש לשחרר גם את בן אוליאל לביתו. השב"כ ניהל חקירה רשלנית ובלתי חוקית, שלא הובילה לחקר האמת אלא לתוצאות אותן הם רצו להשיג מראש. השב"כ הביא למצב שלעולם לא נדע מה קרה בלילה ההוא בכפר דומא. הדבר לא צריך ליפול על כתפיו של בן אוליאל ויש לשחררו מיד".