- Israeli radio has just broadcast the following item:
Police searched the home of Yigal Amir's parents and discovered a gun clip
belonging to Avishai Raviv. No further details are available right now.
If true, this is the break we've been waiting for; concrete evidence that
links the Rabin murder to the Shabak.
- I have been over-sending messages to you fine readers,
so I'll take a break for a while after this one. Just let me add two corrections:
The correct web address for my, shall we say, under-appreciated piece on
Project Monarch is www.trance-formation.com And, now give me credit for
admitting I'm wrong, I'm swaying to the conclusion that the burning south
WTC Tower in the page I recommended is an optical illusion. Opinion is
divided, but I'm going to oppose myself and say we are seeing plumes of
smoke from the north tower. I'm still stumped by lower picture, which seems
to show an explosion several floors below where the plane hit.
- Now back to Rabin. As my Israeli readers know, last Friday,
our widest circulation paper Yediot Ahronot published a seven page cover
story about the Rabin assassination "conspiracy" researchers.
Admittedly, much good came out of it, including, most likely, the search
of the Amir residence leading to Raviv's gun clip. Under pressure, someone,
possibly Raviv himself, tipped off the police. But that was not the intention
of Yediot Ahronot. Their goal was to paint the honest investigators as
religiously-motivated criminals. And yesterday, this incitement bore the
intended fruit when Prof. Arieh Zaritzky's car was vandalized and a threatening
message was scrawled on his mailbox.
- Last night, members of The Public Committee For The Reinvestigation
Of The Rabin Assassination met with attorney Nitzana Darshan Leitner. It
was decided that if Yediot does not publish a retraction, they will be
hit with a million shekel libel suit. If you objected to the kind of slander
which appeared on its pages, their address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Following is the letter I have insisted be published.
- To the editors of Sheva Yamim,
- Last week's Yediot Ahronot magazine, Sheva Yamim featured
a six page article "exposing" the "blood libel" of
those "Dancing On Rabin's blood" and thus guilty of "double
murder." These slanders were directed at the distinguished members
of the Public Committee For A Reinvestigation Of The Rabin Murder, including
professors Arieh Zaritzky and Hillel Weiss, Dr. David Khen, Yaacov Verker
CPA, the author Barry Chamish, the conference organizer Arieh Gallin and
the committee associate Professor Eliav Shochetman. The real blood libel
was against these fine citizens, whose only crime is demanding that the
real truth of Rabin's murder be exposed and his real murderers face justice.
- After six years of study and investigation, they have
concluded that Yigal Amir could not physically have murdered Yitzhak Rabin
and they are right. But before so proving, let us look how Sheva Yamim's
article was structured.
- On the front cover is a statue of Rabin being smashed
with hammers by kippa-wearing vandals. Of the committee members, only Hillel
Weiss and David Chen wear kippot outside of bet knesset, and Chamish, Verker
and Zaritzky are secular Jews. If the message is that religious Jews are
single-handedly destroying Rabin's image, it is wrong. If the message is
that the committee is destroying Rabin's image by its work, it is doubly
wrong. The committee is honoring Rabin's memory by not letting his assassins
get away with their crime.
- But to prove that the committee is associated in the
readers' eyes with the far right, two long paragraphs utilize the activities
of Kach and quotes by Nadia Matar and Dr. Uri Milstein. Kach, Dr. Milstein,
and Ms. Matar are not members of this committee nor do any investigate
the Rabin murder. So what were these irrelevancies doing in the article?
- And then there is the picture of Rabin in the Gestapo
uniform, again "proving" the Right incited Rabin's murder. Is
Sheva Yamim the last publication in Israel not to know that Avishai Raviv,
the Shabak officer who handled Yigal Amir, distributed this poster at a
rally in Jerusalem a month and a half before Rabin's murder? Perhaps the
editors should finally read the sections of the Shamgar Report findings
released to the public in November 1999. The full story is in there.
- Now the proofs. I have enclosed all the relevant documents.
I trust Sheva Yamim has verified their authenticity before publishing this
response. The Shamgar Commission of inquiry concluded that Rabin was shot
twice in the back, from 20 and 50 cm. range. Let us look at some people
who don't agree.
- The Israel Police Crime Laboratory concluded that Rabin
was shot from point blank, 0 range. Rabin was shot point blank and Yigal
Amir never shot point blank. He never even came close. There are numerous
witnesses and a film to prove this fact, but more to the point, Shamgar
concluded that Rabin was shot from between 20 and 50 cm. and he was not!
- Dr. Yehuda Hiss of the Israel Police Pathology Dept.
arrived at Ichilov Hospital at 2 AM and conducted an autopsy of Rabin's
body. He wrote his pathologist's report and found that there were no breaks
in Rabin's spinal column. The Shamgar Commission accepted his report and
based many of their conclusions on it.
- Unfortunately for Hiss and the coverup, earlier that
evening Health Minister Ephraim Sneh and Ichilov Hospital Director, Professor
Gabi Barabash, both of whom presumably were in the operating theatre, reported
Rabin's wounds on television. Sneh announced that Rabin was "shot
three times, in the chest, stomach and spinal column." Barabash reported
that Rabin died of "spinal shock," caused by "a severe chest
wound which injured the spinal column."
- More damning yet is the chief surgeon's report, signed
by Dr. Mordechai Gutman. On page 6, a THIRD wound is reported from the
upper lobe of the right lung to vertebrae 5-6 in the upper back, which
are shattered by the bullet. This wound not only confirms the spinal column
injury, it is also a FRONTAL wound. And if there is anything certain in
this world, it is that Yigal Amir did not shoot from the front. Nor did
he shoot Rabin three times, as both Gutmann and Sneh Report.
- So why did Hiss lie about Rabin's back injury and why
did Shamgar accept his conclusion? There not only was a spinal injury,
Rabin's backbone was shattered according to the Health Minister, director
of Ichilov and chief surgeon.
- Hiss lied because after the shots, Rabin did not fall.
And witnesses saw this fact and said so on television the night of the
murder. As one eye-witness, Miri Oren stated, "Rabin wasn't hurt.
I saw him walk to the car." And she was right. The film of the event
shows Rabin taking about an eight step walk after the shooting. If one's
spine is shattered, there are no nerves. One doesn't walk to any car eight
steps away. One falls. Too many people saw Rabin walk, so the spinal injury
had to go. That is called covering up the truth.
- The "assassination" film shows Rabin walking
untouched by bullets after Amir shot. What we see are blank bullets. There
is no choice. If Amir shot real bullets, Rabin would have fallen and there
would have been blood on the ground. But there was not a drop. A real bullet
doesn't behave that way. After the first shot, Rabin's bodyguards shouted
"Srak, srak" (They're blanks) and the like because they must
have been told beforehand that Amir would be shooting blanks.
- And he was. Here's how we know for sure.
- A half hour after the shooting, two police officers journeyed
to Merkhav Yarkon police station. They put Amir's hands on sticky paper
and placed the paper under an electron microscope. After someone shoots
a real bullet, a cloud of metal particles and gunpowder is thrust out of
the barrel and falls on the hands. There are no exceptions. If you shoot
a billion times, gunpowder will land on your hands. Officer Arie Moshe
tested Amir's hands for metal traces using a process called Feroprint.
The head of Israel Police's Traces Laboratory, Inspector Nadav Levine tested
Amir's hands for gunpowder. And what do you know, there are no metal traces
or gunpowder on Amir's hands...A COMPLETE IMPOSSIBILITY IF HE SHOT REAL
- There is not an honest court on earth which would convict
Amir of shooting Rabin. He couldn't have. He shot blanks and this is proven
beyond any shadow of doubt.
- We have concluded that Rubin is the most likely assassin
of Rabin. This is not the time to present all the evidence. We know how
Rabin was shot and where. But let us give a tiny example of who Yoram Rubin
is. As far as the country is concerned, he is the brave bodyguard who risked
his life to save Rabin. He testified at the Shamgar Commission and at Yigal
Amir's trial that a bullet entered his elbow and exited his shoulder.
- However, according to Rubin's clinical report, his "wound"
was treated with iodine. No bullet entered his body and committee member
Dr. David Chen has Rubin's day by day medical reports to prove this fact
beyond any doubt. Rubin lied about his wound and much, much more.
- There isn't the space to document the whole story of
Rabin's murder. A thousand other facts are contained in my book Who Murdered
Yitzhak Rabin or can be seen at my lectures.
- Yitzhak Rabin was not murdered by Yigal Amir. It is a
physical impossibility that he did so. Our committee is not dancing on
Rabin's grave; we are honoring his blessed memory by forcing our nation
to bring his assassins to a court of law. Finally.