- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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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