Rabin's Last Doctor
By Barry Chamish <>
We now enter the realm of the truly bizarre as we look at the doctor who last examined Yitzhak Rabin, the State Pathologist, Dr. Yehuda Hiss. Israelis know too well that their government's coroner is corrupt. In September 1999, Judge Ruth Orr overturned a conviction against a Jewish resident of Judea and Samaria for the shooting murder of an Arab boy because she accused Dr. Hiss of forging the forensic evidence against him. It was the second time in a year that a murder conviction was overturned because Hiss had falsified an autopsy for political purposes. He had earlier been caught doctoring the facts to secure a wrongful rap against the parents of a murdered child.
His biggest fabrication of all occurred after the country's most ghastly scandal was proven. In the first decade of Israel's existence, the Labor government kidnapped over 4500 babies, mostly of new Yemenite immigrant parents, and sold them off for adoption and medical experiments, mostly abroad. Through the efforts of Yemenite groups fighting to expose this crime, three years ago one mother, Margalit Omeisse was reunited with her daughter Celia Levine, given up for adoption to a California couple almost half a century before. Besides looking like twins, the Hebrew University genetics laboratory proved they were mother and daughter by DNA testing. Dr. Hiss retested the two for the government and lo and behold, found that Hebrew University was wrong.
And that's why his nickname in certain circles is Dr. Coverup.
People started calling him that about a year after the Rabin assassination. He conducted a partial autopsy of Rabin and concluded he was shot twice in the back from medium range. In 1996, Rabin's hospital records were uncovered and over ten doctors and nurses signed very different accounts of Rabin's demise. He was actually shot three times, twice from point blank range and once frontally in the upper chest. On top of that, Rabin's spine was shattered and Hiss categorically reported that it wasn't. Because the patsy Yigal Amir never shot from point blank range or from the front, and because the assassination film proved Rabin's spine could not have been broken since he kept right on walking after the shot to his back, somebody must have asked Hiss to alter the medical facts. So he did and then the government's commission of inquiry into the murder adopted Hiss's lies as the official version of Rabin's death.
So we knew that Hiss was corrupt and that he molded his reports to fit government orders. What we didn't know was that he is also genuinely ghoulish. Avi and Nitzana (Darshan) Leitner are Yigal Amir's attorneys. They also represent another victim of Dr. Hiss, the family of Alisdair Sinclair.
On April 14, 1998, 47 year old Alisdair Sinclair, was stopped by customs officials at Ben Gurion Airport on his way out of the country after a six day stay. They found 9000 Deutsche marks in a false bottom of his handbag and he was arrested without charge. The police thought the false bottom suggested something illegal though hiding a large amount of money is a legitimate means of thwarting theft.
At the airport police station, Sinclair was found strangling on his shoelaces. He was rushed to hospital and pronounced dead. From there his body was transferred to the Abu Kabir Institute For Forensic Medicine and straight into the paws of Dr. Yehuda Hiss, who conducted an autopsy which concluded that Sinclair had killed himself.
After that, there was a problem with the body. Sinclair was unmarried, his parents weren't alive and he had been living a rather rootless life in Amsterdam dealing in vintage guitars and strumming them at local pubs. It took three days to track down his family in Scotland and the police offered to bury him in Israel. The family refused and paid about $5000 to fly the corpse home.
On May 13, another autopsy was conducted, at the University of Glasgow and guess what? The hyoid bone at the base of the tongue was missing and so was the heart. Both were removed by Dr. Hiss. But why? No problem guessing why the hyoid bone was gone. It would reveal that Sinclair did not hang himself but was strangled by other means.
But the heart..? Avi Leitner can only say, "Our best guess is that Hiss is involved the the black market trade in human organs. We can't prove that yet, but it seems the most likely motive for removing a healthy heart."
Incredibly, a most unlikely source provides an even spookier motive. But let's get on with the story first.
The Sinclair family started investigating Alisdair's recent life and none of his friends thought him remotely suicidal. Nor did they understand why he was arrested for carrying perfectly legal currency in the first place. Israel police explained that they suspected he was a drug dealer and under interrogation he admitted to have smuggled in thousands of Ecstasy pills the week before, though he did not know who bought them. Alisdair's brother James, of Selkirk, Scotland mocked the police version, noting accurately, that since he wasn't caught with drugs, he had no reason whatsoever to confess to the supposed crime.
Enter the British government. Tel Aviv embassy official Suad Andraus was furious, stating, "People don't just die in lockup." The British authorities demand that Dr. Hiss explain what he did with the heart and then return it immediately.
Hiss explained that as a drug smuggling suspect, the heart would have shown "signs of longterm drug abuse." Fine, so why didn't he return the heart with the rest of the body? According to Hiss: "It's true we didn't inform the family in Scotland that the heart was missing. Frankly, we didn't want to upset them."
How thoughtful, and returning the body without the heart wasn't in the least bit upsetting???? Hiss complied to the second demand and turned over the heart to the Sinclair family, or at least a heart. A not very convincing heart, at that. The Sinclair Family demanded DNA proof that this was Alistair's heart but Dr. Hiss refused, citing the $6000 cost of the test. The Sinclairs found the cost prohibitive as well but this time, the British authorities did not press the issue or conduct their own tests.
A frustrated James Sinclair expressed his disgust with the inconsistencies of his brother's strange demise.
Alisdair never had a police record and it is unlikely that he would turn to drug smuggling. And he repeats,"Why would he admit to anything if his bloody suitcase was empty? My brother was an intelligent, well read man. He wasn't daft."
Currently, the Israeli Police are conducting DNA tests and James is awaiting the results, clearly unaware that if Dr. Yehuda "Coverup" Hiss has his hands in the testing, the findings will be as honest as those of the Rabin assassination.
And now a most unexpected motive for the whole affair. It was published in the Jerusalem Report, a staid, establishment newsmagazine which is used as a fount of disinformation on behalf of the country's Labor Party.
This peculiar passage may be of interest to those questioning Britain's early and deep interest in Zionism, their reverance for Chaim Weizmann, the Balfour Declaration, The British-Israel Society, the Round Table policies of Cecil Rhodes and Lord Milner and the like.
"According to Alisdair's brother James, family lore has it that the Sinclairs are descended from the crusading Knights Templars, who journeyed to Jerusalem in the mid-1300s in search of holy artifacts from Herod's Temple to bring back to Scottish hero Robert Bruce. Alisdair himself, says James, was particularly proud of his middle name, Roslyn, the name of a chapel in Scotland whose floor plan is said to be based on Herod's Temple. James mentions these details in attempting to reconstruct his brother's motive for travelling to Israel."
How does this Medieval history explain Alisdair Sinclair's missing heart? Whether it does in some way or not, one thing is certain: The doctor who last examined Yitzhak Rabin is one very, weird sicko.
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