Following yesterday's urgent appeal ( repeated below, with the original story that appeared on Ynet, - and don't forget the "POGROM" accusation by Olmert, the maniacal hatred against Hevron residents by the leftist media, and the perverted justice in the courts), here are some responses that I received, and would like to share with you.
1. First of all, and very important, the BOSTONER REBBE, a very respectable Rebbe, has come out with a statement of outrage at the false accusations of POGROM against Mr Braude ... see below. That is very good, and a solid basis on which to base our struggle on.
2.One person suggested that the main thing is to get Mr Braude the very best lawyer available. Frankly , I have no idea if his lawyer is good or not. What this person suggested was to possibly start a campaign among the FOLLOWERS OF THE BOSTONER REBBE, to see if we can COLLECT FUNDS TO HELP HIM HIRE THE VERY BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER AVAILABLE IN ISRAEL.
ANYBODY WHO WOULD HAVE AN IDEA HOW TO PROCEED WITH THIS WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.
I CALLED A COUSIN OF MINE WHO IS A FOLLOWER OF THE REBBE IN CANADA, BUT WASN'T ABLE TO REACH HIM. THIS IS A LEAD THAT COULD BE PURSUED BY ANYBODY WHO HAS THE DESIRE AND THE MOTIVATION TO DO SO.
3. MY FRIEND L. , WHO IS A SEASONED ACTIVIST IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS, AND WHO HAS EXPERIENCE IN ORGANIZING SUCH PROTESTS AGAINST THE BEASTS, SUGGESTED THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM BELOW. HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE ARE THE MAIN POINTS OF HER PLAN, AND MY ENTRIES ARE IN RED. EVERYTHING SHE SAYS MAKES SENSE.
WHAT WE NEED IT FOR MANY, MANY PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER TO TAKE ON ONE OR TWO TARGETS AND PURSUE THEM. PLEASE READ BELOW WHAT HER PLAN IS.
IF YOU DECIDE TO JOIN THE BATTLE, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR NAME, THE CITY YOU LIVE IN, OR AT LEAST THE GENERAL AREA, AND L. WILL ORGANIZE THE PLAN OF ACTION.
PIDYON SHVUYIM IS A VERY GREAT MITZVA, SPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE DEALING WITH AN INNOCENT JEW WHOSE ONLY CRIME IS TO BE A "JEWISH ZEALOT", READ, A TORAH SCHOLAR WHO CARES ABOUT THE LIFE OF HIS SON , HIS FRIENDS, AND HIS OWN LIFE, AND WHO, I AM 100% SURE, ACTED STRICTLY FOR SELF-DEFENSE ( PIKUACH NEFESH) AGAINST A RAGING MOB THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED BY THE POLICE OR THE ARMY, BUT WAS INSTEAD DELIBERATELY ALLOWED TO RUN AMOCK.
Thank you for your help. Working all together , we should be able to succeed in freeing this man. And I am sure Hashem will be proud of us for doing this.
I know this man, Mr Braude, very well: he is the husband of Rachel, a veteran front-desk receptionist at Kupat Cholim Meuchedet( medical clinic) in Kiryat Arba, where I worked as a doctor. I know Rachel very well, she helped me numerous times, getting lab results, calling for appointments,etc. She is a very diligent , kind, and capable worker, an Olah from the FSU. She has VERY WELL BEHAVED AND TALENTED CHILDREN, and her husband is a WELL-BALANCED, NON-VIOLENT, STUDIOUS MAN, also an Oleh, who would never deliberately get involved in a fight. I have given him a ride numerous times in my car, and I can vouch for his character.
What is happening here is a tragedy. This man is NOT a criminal, he is NOT a danger to society.
Knowing her and her children, Rachel must be in utter despair right now. She is not a very strong woman, and as far as I know her, she doesn't have the emotional tools for dealing with a situation such as this. She is not even a political animal: just a very hard- working mother, totally devoted to her children and her work. This is simply awful, so unfair, and I am worried for her health and her mental health.
Please help protest, and make a lot of noise to have him released as soon as possible. This man should never be sitting in jail.
Thank you for your help.
Daisy J. Stern, MD
19:25 , 12.08.08
Settler denies intentionally shot Palestinians
Court decides to remand arrest of Ze'ev Brauda, suspected of wounding two Palestinians after eviction of disputed Hebron house in shooting incident caught on tape. But Brauda insists to Ynet he only discharged his weapon in self defense
The Jerusalem District Court rejected the bail appeal filed Monday by Ze'ev Brauda, who is suspected of firing at Palestinians after the eviction of the disputed house in the West Bank city of Hebron, last week.
12:20 AM (21 hours ago)
12:20 AM (21 hours ago)
Chassidic Rabbi Attacks PM's Slandering of Hevron Jews
Kislev 12, 5769, 09 December 08 05:41
(IsraelNN.com) Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Horowitz, the Bostoner Rebbe, expressed his shock on Tuesday at Prime Minister Olmert's comments regarding nationalists who demonstrated against the expulsion of Jews from Hevron's Peace House.
"I was shocked by the rumor that the prime minister attacked the Jews of Hevron, who exhibit sacrifice for the Land of Israel, labeling them law-breakers and their actions a pogrom," Rabbi Horowitz stated, "Pogrom is used for those who have abandoned any semblance of humanity and exhibit animalistic behavior. We must pray that what occurred will not occur again in the future."
Jewish zealots . dead giveaway
This is the only kind of person they would charge and arrest.
Innocent and openly Jewish.
The perverts they retread into ambassadors.
How many people do you have who can act in USA or Israel?
Demand meetings in the USA from, at the Israeli consuls.
Call this person in Chicago - others in other cities -- Availability: The Consul General's engagements can be scheduled by her personal assistant, Ms. Anita Stone, who can be reached at (312) 297-4810.
I suggest targeting a few Israeli consuls, and have lots of people call.
I called Avigail below. It was tough on her and me. But that is what is needed.
Or go where it hurts - Tourism!
North America Information Center
Tel:1-888-77-ISRAEL or 212-499-5660 Fax: 212-499-5665
New York el Government Tourist Office
800 Second Avenue New York, 10017
Tel: 1-212-499-5650 Fax: 1-212-499-5655
Los Angeles 6380 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1718 Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel: 1-323-658-7463 Fax: 1-323-658-6543 Information: email@example.com
Chicago 205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2520 Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 1-312-803-7080 Fax: 1-312-803-7079 Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me know if you want help.
But it has to be coordinated.
It is important to speak to - or demand to speak with - a single person at each location chosen.
This would be a good place to call a lot:
|Vatican||Holy See||Embassy of Israel||39.06.3619.8690|
General Info: Ambassador
Mordechay (Motty) Lewy
For more information, please contact:
|USA||Atlanta||Consulate General of Israel||1.404.487.6500|
|USA||Boston||Consulate General of Israel||1.617.535.0200|
|USA||Chicago||Consulate General of Israel||1.312.297.4800|
|USA||Houston||Consulate General of Israel||1.713.627.3780|
|USA||Los Angeles||Consulate General of Israel||1.323.852.5500|
|USA||Miami||Consulate General of Israel||1.305.925.9400|
|USA||New York||Consulate General of Israel||1.212.499.5400|
|USA||New York, UN||Israel Mission to the United Nations||1.212.499.5510|
|USA||Philadelphia||Consulate General of Israel||1.215.546.5556|
|USA||San Francisco||Consulate General of Israel||1.415.844.7510|
|USA||Washington||Embassy of Israel||1.202.364.5500|
Chicago - General Info: Head Of Mission Ms. Orli Gil (312) 297-4810.
Consul General Orli Gil arrived in Chicago to assume her post at the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest in late July, 2008.
She is a career diplomat who has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for twenty two years.
Her previous posts and positions have included:
2004-2008 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem: Division of International Organizations- Director, UN Specialized Organizations (UNESCO, World Health Organization, etc.) as well as other NGOs.
1999-2003 Consul for Academic Affairs for the United States at the Consulate General of Israel in New York, where she was in charge of all activities relating to Israel on college campuses throughout the country.
1994-1999 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem: serving consecutively in the Public Affairs Department; the Bureau of the Director General of the Ministry and in the Palestinian Affairs Division.
1990-1993 Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel, Oslo Norway.
1986-1990 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusalem serving in the North American Division and the Public Affairs Division.
Ms. Gil was born in Rishon L'tsion, Israel. She served in the Israeli Air Force and attended Hebrew University, obtaining a degree in English and Hebrew literature. Consul General Gil is married with three children
Availability: The Consul General's engagements can be scheduled by her personal assistant, Ms. Anita Stone, who can be reached at (312) 297-4810.
... you tell me that this action has to be coordinated, but I have no way of knowing who will do what.
Do YOU want to be in charge of organizing the effort?
Where do the people ( on your list) live?
I suggest that as you know them, figure out where they are near, one or two sites, and we will send them one or two places to call.
We need to tell them a fairly short and specific message.
Of course, they can send it on to get more callers.
But a follow up act is needed.
I suggest that the Consul or embassy be asked for a meeting with local USA Jews, for example.
This should be done with senators too on these things.
Anyhow, if you send back a geographical site, I can send back a suggestion or so of where to target the calls.
Be well, L.