- My work is a burden. I know too much. I'm paying a price
now and it can only get costlier. Three and a half years ago I wrote about
Israel from two perspectives: the very positive, glorifying my country's
achievements in various trade magazines read mostly by gentiles, and the
very negative: exposing Israeli political corruption in my own publication
Inside Israel, read mostly by Jews. The idea was to clean up our political
system so I would only have to write about our achievements.
- Then in November, 1995 Yitzhak Rabin was murdered and
I quickly gathered proof that our government told not a word of truth about
the real circumstances of his demise. And for this I was vilified in the
Israeli media, and twice, ugly protests disrupted my lectures. My family
was forced to read front page newspaper accounts of my fictional life:
I was a Holocaust denier, a member of organized crime, a follower of Rabbi
Kahane (THE number one crime of the Israeli media), and worse.
- But I could almost count myself lucky. My partner in
Inside Israel, Joel Bainerman, flew to Washington in 1992 to research his
book on the Bush era, Crimes Of A President. Before anyone else, he reported
on the Clinton/Bush cocaine ring run through the airport at Mena, Arkansas.
He was the first to reveal the murder of Amiram Nir, a senior advisor to
Shimon Peres and a major player in Iran Contra. He blew the lid off the
involvement of Peres and Rabin in all that was Iran Contra: arms for hostages,
drugs for money for guns for control.
- While in Washington an "admirer" gave him a
gift: a necktie. He even fit it around his neck. That very night, Joel's
neck swelled so frighteningly that he called his wife to tell her something
was wrong. Four months later he had cancer in the glands of his neck which
spread throughout the lymphatic system.
- Adir Zik is my compatriot in exposing the Rabin conspiracy.
Because of his newspaper column and radio show, he reaches far more people
than I do. He, more than anyone else, exposed the involvement of Israel's
Secret Service, the Shabak, in the murder. Two months ago he called me
to say throat cancer was discovered. He would have to undergo immediate
surgery. I only hope that he makes the same kind of recovery Joel did.
- There are dead victims of Rabin, and there are innocent
people wallowing in prison. Arnold and Marilyn Cytryn are two American
Israelis who resemble, as Joel noted, "My uncle and aunt." They
came to Israel to live free lives as proud Jews and Israelis. Then in 1995
their son Shmuel was arrested and placed in solitary confinement by the
Shabak for over four months. To this day he doesn't know the charges against
him. We now understand why he went through the torture. In September, two
months before the Rabin assassination, he publicly identified the provocateur
Avishai Raviv as a Shabak plant. This could not be tolerated, because in
November, Raviv played a central role in Rabin's murder, whether witting
- So two nice retired Jewish folks, had to undergo an agony
few of us can begin to fathom: wondering if their son would survive prison
isolation for no crime whatsoever. His "crime" was fingering
a murderous snitch.
- But he was luckier than one David Newman, who made the
fatal error of befriending Raviv. Within a week of Rabin's murder he was
dead, a suicide they said. He was the only son of a widow, I'm informed,
totally broken by her loss and just too worn down to pursue her suspicions
of foul play.
- As for me, here I am writing this in good health. I merely
have to suffer harassment. I was interviewed by three American radio programs
today. My line was cut off in the middle of all three. If anyone tells
me it was all a coincidence, I'll walk away. I've had it hearing that statistical
impossibility is explainable by coincidence.
- For five years my family and I lived in relative tranquility
in a place called Bet Shemesh. Then a pervert built a house behind us where
there shouldn't have been a house. Every morning at the crack of dawn he
would wake us all with the barking of his dogs. No appeal to him would
stop the noise. Then he devoted his life to isolating us from our neighbors.
Then we were victimized by vandalism, theft, threats and soon police complaints.
We are certain he was planted to harass us and the tension did its job
on my family in ways that could have broken us up at any time.
- So we moved and it turns out our new neighbors are listening
at our windows, photographing us, spreading rumors etc. etc. And we just
don't know why. I'm no saint, and am a product of America circa late Sixties.
The neighbors appear to be snooping to find a moment when they can publicly
humilate me and my family. My wife is at a loss to explain why we have
been putting up with exactly the same neighborly mischief for four straight
- And I'm not even mentioning the opened and lost mail,
the passport that couldn't be issued, the men with cellular phones standing
in the street outside our home at 3 AM, friends who keep their distance
because of perceived danger, the sudden difficulty in knowing who to trust...And
worst of all, the feeling that the stakes could be raised at any time.
- Because I have established a reputation, as Haaretz wrote
on its front page recently, as "the leading researcher of the Rabin
assassination conspiracy theory," people, at great risk to themselves
put powerful documentation in my hands. In the past two weeks I have received
the army records of Rabin's bodyguard Yoram Rubin, his driver on the night
of the murder, Menachem Damti and of the State Pathologist who lied about
Rabin's wounds, Dr. Yehuda Hiss. And I received a copy of Dr. Hiss's banned
report, with all its lies and accidental, shocking truth intact within.
When added to my hundreds of pages of police reports, hospital records,
court protocols, private testimonies, I have built an airtight case that
the convicted assassin did not do the deed.
- The problem is I know who did. In February 1996, journalist
Yehoshua Meiri told me who did it and why. I arranged to have his claims
videotaped. So certain was he of his information, that he tracked Joel
down in England to let him know the facts. Meiri insisted that Peres organized
the murder with the connivance of the French government and secret services.
He said the Americans and British were furious and unless Peres abandoned
his French allies "all Hell would break out here." Which is just
what happened as Israel was bled by suicide bombers within a week.
- Yet, for a long while I followed the wrong trail, to
America. The evidence I had gathered proved Rabin was rebelling against
his American controllers during the last two months of his life and that
Ehud Barak had made sinister alliances with the same gang at the Council
For Foreign Relations that was becoming progressively less satisfied with
Rabin's independence. It looked like a motive for murder, but I had to
admit that new information pointed to France.
- A French journalist, Pierre Lurcat, reminded readers
in his Jewish student paper, that President Mitterand had once faked his
own assassination in a scandal that haunted him his whole career called
the Observatoire Affair. The sympathy which arose from the phoney murder
attempt vaulted Mitterand's career to the top. Lurcat claimed Peres and
Mitterand discussed how to do the same thing for Rabin to save his failing
peace process with the PLO. Pierre told me, "I was only using my logic,
I had no solid evidence. Then the authorities came down so hard on me and
the newspaper that I surmised I got it right. I was a law student at the
time, I'm an attorney now, and the French media turned me into a lunatic."
- Then I was reminded that Peres ally, the secretive French
media mogul, Jean Frydman financed the rally where Rabin was murdered.
And that Shabak chief Carmi Gillon spent the night of the assassination
in Paris. And then there was that bizarre incident in early 1996 when Jacques
Chirac went bananas in the Old City of Jerusalem. Peres had sent Yoram
Rubin, everybody's prime suspect as Rabin's downfall, to guard Chirac.
His French bodyguards informed him who he was and Chirac ran to the nearest
reporters nearly crying that he did not need Israeli bodyguards. That he'd
feel safer with Arab guards protecting him.
- People ask me, "Why are you still alive?" more
than "How are you?" Until now I've answered, "Because I
know who did it and I'm not saying." Well, now I'm saying it. I'm
on the trail to France. If I'm on a hit list, it won't make a difference
anymore. It's murderama time in this world.
- As a result of my Rabin work gaining credibility in certain
informed circles, I am sent the lowdown on other political murders. For
four years now the world has slept while William Colby decided to abandon
his hot dinner and take a final canoe ride, while Vince Foster chose to
crawl on his back so his suit would fill up with carpet fibers and then
shoot himself in a park, while Sonny Bono hit a tree and his body lay unnoticed
on a busy ski trail for three hours, while the only FBI agents to die in
Waco were four former Clinton bodyguards, while Ron Brown felt it would
be a swell idea to shoot himself in the head then land in Bosnia for dramatic
effect, while a surviving stewardess and air traffic controller decided
to follow him to the great beyond a few hours later, while French police
just couldn't locate that sneaky Fiat Uno which waited for Diana's car
in the tunnel, while a Clinton intern died in a Starbucks holdup where
no money was taken, while the President felt impelled to rush back from
a holiday to Washington on the night his pretty adviser to the deaf met
her demise, and on and and on. Clearly, it is a rather fatal idea to get
to know the President from too close up.
- When his bloodlust wasn't satisfied at home, he helped
conjure up some excuses abroad. The hapless bombing of a pharmaceutical
factory in Sudan just didn't do it for him, so a futile exercise against
Iraq settled him down for a few days. But the thirst to kill just kept
coming back to its master, so a phoney humanitarian war in Kosovo helped
calm the nerves. Next on his list is Israel, and my leaders will do all
they can to help him out.
- There is murder in the air in Israel. Former Interior
Minister Arieh Deri suffered a loss a while back, when after his wife's
adoptive mother refused to sign an affadavit testifying that she gave him
all the money he was accused of stealing from the Israeli Treasury, she
was run over by an employee of one of his cronies. Rabin's Deputy Defence
Minister Motta Gur committed suicide because of his cancer. Only his doctor
told reporters his cancer was cured. Two of Rabin's bodyguards also committed
suicide. One of them Yoav Kuriel, did so by shooting himself in the chest
seven times. A very persistent suicide.
- And I found this out because friends of the person who
prepared his body for burial contacted me. To prove the story was accurate,
I was faxed Kuriel's death certificates. He died of nothing and no one
identified his body. Now did I really need to know this? All I intended
to do was investigate the murder of one human prime minister and before
I knew it, I was tracking down serial killers. Jewish serial killers. In
my country. One may be living next door to me.
- During the Yom Kippur War, I looked at photos of Israeli
prisoners of war in American news magazines and became a Zionist. I vowed
to do my part for my people. I moved to Israel, joined the army, fought
in a war and defended my country. And now I'm gathering indisputable, unarguable
proof that the leaders of the country I risked my life for are tangled
up in murder, either promulgating it, or covering it up.
- So what's an honest Israeli journalist supposed to do?
Most Jews would say, cover it up like everyone else. If you don't, you
will endanger Israel's security. That may be true in the very short term,
but over time we won't outlast the moral rot. The behaviour of my leaders
has nothing whatsoever to do with Judaism or Zionism as the Israeli people
understand it. They have to be exposed and purged. Then the good Jews will
set things right. That is precisely the view of hundreds of thousands of
my fellow Israelis and their support, I receive dozens of letters of encouragement
on a good day, is why I have carried on this far.
- So now what do we do about the information coming out
on the explosion of JFK Jr.'s plane? The day it happened I wrote that JFK
Jr. was doing more than any other American media figure to get to the bottom
of the Rabin assassination truth. I reminded readers that his magazine
George ran a 13 page expose of the Shabak's involvement in the assassination.
I suggested that this was a brave but risky stand.
- Then came the tidal wave of data. The FBI Preliminary
Report confirming the bomb on the plane and noting the type of explosive
was used by certain foreign intelligence services. This was followed by
Catherine Crier of Fox TV's The Crier Report, announcing that JFK Jr. was
about to meet high ranking Mossad officers to get the full story on the
Rabin assassination. Then Maariv ran an interview with JFK's chaufeur,
who happens to be Israeli. Then people started noting that Barak was in
Washington at the time of Kennedy's finale in life.
- So radio shows from America starting calling asking me
to investigate a possible Mossad hit. They observe that the chaufeur was
in a position to plant a bomb in JFK Jr.'s luggage... That Barak had an
interest in preventing Kennedy from finding out the truth of Rabin's murder.
And on and on and deeper and deeper.
- Will I pursue this line? Is this beyond my intention
of reforming my nation and finally reaching the ugly point of wrecking
it...Of feeding every anti-semite's wildest fantasies...Of justifying every
anti-Zionist diatribe ever written...Of handing our Arab enemies the very
weapon they've been seeking to crush us into the sand???????
- I've always believed that truth is good by its nature
and a lie is bad by its. I've suffered losses by pursuing one truth: what
really happened to Yitzhak Rabin on Nov.4/95. I cannot make the same living
from my conventional business writing because of Rabin. My family life
is much tenser than it would have been without Rabin. A certain segment
of Jewry despises me for what I am doing to their view of Rabin's saintliness.
- But the gains are real as well. I have the admiration
of the most dedicated Zionists. I enjoy status and respect from the Israelis
I most respect. And they always turn out when I lecture. And they take,
sometimes, scary risks to find vital documents for me. And there are more
and more people like them every day. I can't let these people down.
- And I think I will if I pursue the Kennedy line. If the
Crier report is right, and if the FBI Preliminary Report isn't fraudulent,
then suspicion is going to be raised against Israel. My nation will be
put in grave danger by our idiotic leaders and their intelligence services.
And this time, I don't want to know anything about it.
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