- The utter desperation of the Shabak to pry itself from
responsibility for the Rabin assassination reached new and even uglier
heights of deceit in yesterday's (April 14) Israeli newspaper media. Both
Yediot Ahronot and Haaretz published long interviews in their weekend magazines
with former General Security Services (Shabak) legal affairs director Shabtai
Ziv. My, what a coincidence, two papers, same obscure character. And just
a few days before Yediot Ahronot, as was emblazoned on its front page headline,
would publish two chapters of former Shabak chief Carmi Gillon's new book
on the Rabin assassination in its Passover magazine.
- You can just feel the terror in Shabak headquarters as
the fumbling high officers mapped out a full media blitz to quash the widespread
and accurate perception that Gillon was one of the conspirators behind
Rabin's murder. In fact, Ziv admits that the current Shabak chief Ami Ayalon
did not try to prevent the trial of Yigal Amir's partner in provocation
and crime Avishai Raviv, because, "He was tired of hearing about the
- What is so useful in these media coverups, are the facts
that don't get cleaned out of the final copy. Ziv told Haaretz, as he did
Yediot Ahronot that, "I can state that all the activities of a judicial
character in connection with Raviv were done in consultation and full transparency
vis-a-vis the state attorney and her department. A number of discussions
were held about him in which we gave the Justice Ministry all the information
we possessed about offences he committed..."
- This isn't new, I made the same claims in my book Who
Murdered Yitzhak Rabin. But then, I wasn't the head of the Shabak's legal
affairs department. Ziv's remarkable admission means former Justice Minister
David Libai and former State Attorney General Dorit Beinish and her staff
were apprised of Raviv's crimes and provocations and approved their continuation.
This justifies indictments against them all as active accessories in innumerable
crimes. Yet how does one issue indictments against the people who issue
- And Ziv, as was clearly requested by his authorities,
went out of his way to compliment Carmi Gillon: "He is a humane and
sympathetic gentleman," he insisted.
- Well no, actually he's a bit off here. Gillon is a brutish
and cruel gorilla. He is also an inveterate liar which is why I am presenting
a truer picture of him than his own book will. Gillon will claim that the
Rabin assassination was a series of blunders and he felt so bad about it,
he offered to resign the next day. He will paint a picture of a murderous
anti-peace community that had to be infiltrated by the likes of Raviv to
protect Israel's glorious democracy. He may even claim, as he once did,
that he never even met Avishai Raviv. So before anyone has a chance to
believe this liar, permit me to paint a truer picture of the monster.
- How He Became Shabak Chief
- In 1990 Gillon wrote an MA thesis at Haifa University
on the dangers the Israeli Right present to the nation. More than a few
people have insisted the thesis was written for him, just as post assassination
newspaper analyses on peace clearly were. At the time, he was head of the
Shabak's Jewish Department and he was utilizing Avishai Raviv to infiltrate
various borderline groups such as Kach and the Temple Mount Faithful.
- However, someone very powerful had bigger plans for him
and after the Hebron massacre of February 1994, Gillon became Shabak chief.
Of course, in a fair world that would have been impossible since, as Jewish
Department head, he had supposedly failed miserably to prevent the massacre.
In fact, he had succeeded but this is not the place to explain how Dr.
Baruch Goldstein was set up to take the blame for bloodshed planned by
- The one sticking point was Rabin, who opposed Gillon's
appointment vehemently. So, Gillon had Avishai Raviv organize a protest
against his home in Mevasseret Tzion to place him in contention and Rabin
agreed to his appointment only if then-Shabak head Yaacov Perry supervised
his tenure, an unheard of procedure. Rabin admitted that Gillon's lack
of experience dealing with Arab terrorism made him unfit for the post but
he gave in "because of cabinet pressure." Which in the cabinet
of the day, meant that Shimon Peres supported Gillon. Today Gillon is the
chairman of the Shimon Peres Institute For Peace. All in all, while head
of the Shabak, Gillon was a Peres plant.
- Now let us look at Gillon's activities and his central
role in the Rabin murder according to Israeli experts. We begin with Adir
Zik writing in Hatsofe:
- "Carmi Gillon was the direct handler of Avishai
Raviv for an extended period. It was he who turned Raviv into the biggest
provocateur in Israel's history... "Even while Gillon's deputies directed
Raviv, Gillon was in direct contact with him. He ordered him to marry a
Russian born settler as a cover for his activities. "Gillon ordered
Raviv to undertake a long series of violent crimes against Jews and Arabs
in Hebron, Jerusalem, and at Tel Aviv and Bar Ilan Universities. "Gillon
ordered Raviv to make violent attacks on Knesset Members Tamar Guzonsky
and Shulamit Aloni on behalf of the Shabak front organization, Eyal. "Gillon's
hatred of the Right led him to utilize the services of a Shabak plant in
the Israel Broadcasting Authority named Eitan Oren, to film and televise
a series of phoney reports whose goal was to humiliate the residents of
Judea and Samaria... "Gillon ordered Raviv to print a photomontage
of Rabin in a Gestapo uniform and display it a huge anti-government rally.
Rabin called Gillon to his office and demanded an explanation. Gillon told
Rabin not to worry, Raviv was under his authority. "Immediately after
Rabin's murder, Raviv told police investigators that he had heard Amir
threaten Rabin's life four or five times. Raviv had to have informed his
superiors, including Gillon about Amir's intentions and they had to have
deliberately ignored the warnings."
- Gillon's Uncanny Predictions
- On August 24, 1995, barely two months before Rabin's
murder, Gillon told a group of journalists that Rabin's life was in danger
from an assassin. He described this theoretical murderer: "He doesn't
have to be a settler, he could be a dark-skinned Sephardic student, studying
at Bar Ilan University and living in Herzlia."
- What powers of precognition hath the prophet Gillon!
Why Amir also was a Sephardic Bar Ilan student who lived in Herzlia! Ophir
Shalakh of Maariv was but one of many of the attending journalists who
noted, "The profile Carmi Gillon presented precisely described Yigal
- And who can forget Gillon's classic reaction when informed
of the murder by phone while he was in Paris (Yediot Ahronot, 24/9/95):
"It was a Jew." However did he know?
- What Was Gillon Doing In Paris On The Assassination Night?????
- Gillon's Shabak underlings were widely quoted claiming
to have queried Gillon why he was flying to Paris two days before the most
security-sensitive rally in the country's history. He refused to answer
but did order his deputies not to change even one detail of his procedures
for the rally.
- Gillon has consistently refused to explain what he was
doing in Paris but a correspondent of mine found one revealing quote, the
only one of its kind. Gillon explained that he was visiting Yaacov Perry
in hospital in Paris. Very touching but if true, it means both the current
Shabak head and his predecessor were in Paris the night of the assassination.
- In previous articles I have traced the tracks of the
Rabin assassination to Paris. The goal of the murder was to place the French
puppet Shimon Peres in power. And Gillon was there pitching in. He was
later rewarded for his connivance and silence, when in 1999, Peres appointed
Gillon at a huge salary to chair his peace institute.
- Trying The Wrong Man
- Mati Caspi wrote in Globes (11/12/97): "Carmi Gillon
is opposing the indictment of Avishai Raviv because it would reveal Shabak
operating procedure. Perhaps he is right, Raviv shouldn't be on trial,
his superiors should be."
- However, the State Attorney General did finally indict
Raviv on two minor charges in 1999. When he announced the indictment, he
added a strange addendum: "We found no justification for indicting
his superior, Carmi Gillon."
- Fear not my friends, I will be reviewing Gillon's book
chapters after they are published this Wednesday. Barring a most unlikely
confession, we'll sort Gillon's lies out. After that, I will have a chance
to prove which version of Rabin's murder is right, his or mine, in a court
- Last October MK Ophir Pines publicly called my book "a
pack of lies" and used his influence to have it banned, albeit, most
temporarily. So I sued him for slander and three weeks ago, my attorneys
Nitzana Darshan and Avi Leitner won a major legal victory. Pines contended
that as a Knesset Member, he was immune from prosecution. The judge turned
down his argument.
- On May 1st, 8:30 AM at Tel Aviv District Court, the judge
will rule if I can continue my suit. If he does so rule, I will prove that
I'm no liar by calling every character in the Rabin assassination to the
stand, including Gillon. Recall when reading Gillon's chapters that he
would never take that kind of risk. Watch this: Carmi Gillon, I am calling
you a liar and a conspirator in a political assassination. PLEASE SUE ME...
See, nothing happened. _____
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