Maybe you think this is irrelevant to the crisis we find ourselves in, with Bibi who has shown, with his speech, that he is an incompetent, spineless wimp - if I want to be nice. Others , who are much less nice than I am, call him a traitor.
I will deal with Bibi in a little while. Right now, because of various discussions I had with a number of people, the Meshulam accident in Hevron came up. Some person thinks I am paranoid, and the accident was just that, an accident....
But then something crossed my mind: assuming this was NOT an accident, what would be the reason for repeatedly attacking the poor Meshulam family... and then a light bulb went on in my head.
Please read the following testimonies.
So maybe I am paranoid...... and then maybe I am not.
Meanwhile, considering the small print of the Oslo accords - which I am repeating and including here - maybe my paranoia is based on reality.
This had been reported by Barry Chamish , who was one of the first people to bring our attention to Shimon Peres's evil designs. With everything that has transpired so far, we can see that everything he said about Shimon Peres and Jerusalem proved to be true. So no need to demonize and delegitimize the man.
And considering what is happening JUST TODAY, WITH BIBI FOLLOWING THE SAME LINE, we can see that THE PTB are THE LIARS, while the small man - and the small woman - tell the truth!
THE FINE PRINT OF THE OSLO ACCORDS:REPRINT
Goals Of "Peace"
Although Rabin was the tool to sell Oslo to the Israeli public, the ultimate
goals of this peace process were taken over by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
and his deputy, Yossi Beilin. Ron Pundak noted, "Beilin doesn't believe in
borders. He thinks they are the root cause of conflict and doesn't care if
Israel loses hers." Shimon Peres advanced such thinking with a program he
called The New Middle East. In his vision, Israel would give up its present
borders, including its most vital strategic positions, to join in an
economic union with its Arab neighbors. To secure the pullback of Israel's
present borders to those of 1948, some 200,000 Jews would have to be removed
from their homes. The Israeli government, through Beilin, obligated itself
to carrying out a plan of delegitimization, in fact demonization, of the
Jewish residents of the Administered Territories and later the Golan
Heights, as a prelude to their forced removal.
The secret clauses of Oslo were leaked by an alarmed employee of a
government ministry, first to Jerusalem Post reporter Steve Rodan. After a
three month fact checking period, the Post printed the less frightening
details on its front page and suffered expensive government retaliation
Through an intermediary, I was given the details of what the Post backed off printing,, which I published in my newsletter INSIDE ISRAEL.
Beilin's plan called for a covert war against the 'settlers"or Jewish residents of disputed territories, which included incriminating the innocent in timely outrages
AND MURDERING PUBLIC FIGURES TO INSTILL TERROR AND UNCERTAINTY.
And now, about UZI MESHULAM, a rabbi who was persecuted by the Israeli government for revealing the truth about their terrible deeds perpetrated on the Yemenite population. I haven't heard of a specific family relation between the girl , Henya Meshulam, who got killed on the roads last week. But considering that the family has been repeatedly the victim of so-called terror attacks, murder attempts; considering that they hailed from Rehovot, where Uzi Meshulam had to appear in court, after the MASSACRE PERPETRATED BY THE ISRAELI GOVERNMENT ON HIS HOUSE - OUR VERY OWN VERSION OF WACO, TEXAS -, THE VERY YEAR THAT THE MASSACRE TOOK PLACE -
AND CONSIDERING THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE, WHICH I DO DETECT , BUT THEN MAYBE I AM WRONG ABOUT THAT
I am thinking that maybe, they are being persecuted for the same reason the rest of the Meshulam family has been persecuted.
Please read on. You can hate me all you want: I am not a Yemenite, but I do seek the truth.
The letter was sent by express mail on 15.02.2007, the attached are three articles from the biggest Israeli newspaper "Yediot Aharonot" ,talking about the Israeli refugees in Canada.
The second is about Ami Meshulam who asks for refuge in Canada, with the Israeli foriegn ministry committing the faux pas of openly proposing to intervene in the affairs of the independent human rights tribunal in Canada
Mr Alan Baker
Israeli Ambassador to Canada
27th shvat, 5767
15th February, 2007
Dear Mr. Baker,
On 31st October, 2006 an article in the Yedioth Aharonoth newspaper (attached) written by Itamar Eichner and Nurit Palter reported that you, the Israeli Ambassador to Canada, were demanding that the Canadian authorities stop granting political asylum to Israeli citizens. In addition, it was said that you stated that all the claims of those requesting asylum were false.
Other than the above-mentioned article, there was another one on 4th May, 2006 in the Shalom Toronto weekly where you expressed the same ideas.
I would like to ask you the following:
Did you examine the matter thoroughly before asserting that the claims of those requesting asylum were false?
Did you get legal authorization to make those claims?
Did you listen to and check into the claims of the asylum seekers before you declared them to be false?
I would like to let you, Sir, in on a little secret:
My name is Emmanuel Yedidia Meshulam and I am the son of Rabbi Uzi Meshulam of Yehud. It is a long story but I will try to tell it as briefly as possible.
My father, Rabbi Uzi Meshulam, exposed a crime sanctioned and carried out by the corrupt authorities that control the entire ruling establishment of the State of Israel. That crime consisted of the kidnapping of young children from their naïve parents. My father's exposure of the crime resulted in his receiving threats from a senior Shin Bet agent called Ilan Raz – a pseudonym of course – in 1978. Unfortunately, those threats were carried out then, and continue to be carried out today.
Those same corrupt officials who ruined my father also saw it fit to harass me and many of my entourage and the people close to me. In November 2006, I was banished from the land of my fathers together with my wife, my three young children and my brother-in-law to Canada, a foreign land where I did not even understand the language. Not long after my arrival there, I discovered that my "Zionist" interpreter, whose job it was to explain what I was saying to the Immigration authorities, had conveyed lies rather than my words.
I would like to emphasize the fact that I was the one that asked for my hearing to be open to the public and I was always perfectly open about all my claims and I therefore ask that you check before you make statements.
For your information, Ms. Amy Nathanson, former President of the Israel-Canada Chamber of Commerce, came to visit me and was moved to tears by the evidence that I presented to her. You too are invited to come to my home and I will give you any information that you wish to have and maybe then you will understand that political persecution beyond your wildest imagination is indeed taking place, to such an extent that you would be hard-pressed to believe that it is possible for such political persecution to occur in a country that calls itself "democratic".
I am disappointed that an Israeli diplomat would commit the faux pas of openly proposing to intervene in the affairs of an independent human rights tribunal in
the foreign state to which he is accredited. Imagine the furor if Canada's Ambassador made public statements concerning matters before the Israeli courts.
I look forward to your comments,
Emanuel y. Meshulam
by David Wilder
The Jewish Community of Hebron
August 19, 2002
Way back in 1994, the Meshulam family, Rabbi Inon, his wife Orna, and their children left their home in Rechovot and made Aliyah to Hebron. Here they took up residence in Beit Shneerson, right next to Beit Hadassah. Rabbi Inon, a serious Torah scholar continued to study and teach. His wife Orna taught in the Kiryat Arba Ulpana, the girl's high school. A Yemenite family, the Meshulam's added a special flavor to the Hebron environs.
On a Sunday morning in January of 1995 the Meshulam's had an unexpected visitor. Their then 10 year old daughter Bat-El stayed home that day, not feeling well. Everyone else was out, at work or at school. At about 9:15 in the morning women outside Beit Hadassah hearing a nearby explosion, ran to soldiers guarding in the area and asked what had happened. The soldiers shrugged, answering that the explosion occurred far away. The women and soldiers were still discussing the incident when 10 year old Bat-El ran outside, calling to them, screaming, 'something exploded in our kitchen." Everyone ran upstairs and found the remains of a Lowe missile smoldering on the floor. The missile, shot by terrorists from the Harat a'Shech hills, smashed through the Meshulam's kitchen window and plowed into the wall, not far from where Bat El was resting in her room. Fortunately for her and for the other residents of the building, the Lowe missile, stolen from an Israeli military base near Jericho, was used by Israeli forces for training exercises and did not contain a loaded warhead.
Almost a half a year ago, in March, another one of the Meshulam children, 16 year old Eliya was walking outside the Avraham Avinu neighborhood when an Arab terrorist ran out from the Arab market with a knife in his hands. He plunged the knife into the Jewish youth and ran off, managing to escape from Israeli military forces. Eliya was seriously wounded, as the huge knife virtually pierced him, from side to side. However, G-d was watching over Eliya Meshulam. Despite injuries to his liver and colon, two weeks later Eliya was back home. Another Meshulam family miracle.
But that wasn't really the second miracle. It was the third. Almost exactly a year ago, on August 25, 2001, eleven year old Tzviel Meshulam and his seventeen year old brother Matanel were playing on the porch of their home. At seven o'clock in the evening Arab terrorists began shooting at them from the infamous Abu Sneneh hills. One bullet tore through Matanel's hand and a bullet fragment punctured Tzviel's chest, missing his lungs by millimeters. Tzviel's injury was, at first, considered to be serious, but he recovered quickly. Matanel's wound caused grave damage to his hand, and he has undergone numerous medical procedures over the past year. At the time of the shooting Matanel was serving in the army. These days, in between medical care, Matanel spends his time studying Torah.
One might ask, how does a family react to continued terrorist acts, especially when they strike, not just so close to home, but literally at home? The Meshulam's have tremendous faith, and I think I can accurately state that these three terror attacks have strengthened them. They did not leave Hebron, they did not try and run away from the murderers attempting to kill them. Rather they have stood up to the terror, staring it in the eye, defeating it.
Tonight, almost exactly one year after being shot, Matanel Meshulam is marrying Inbar, ready to begin his own family, a family that will undoubtedly be imbibed with faith, personifying the ideal of settling the land, together with Torah study, within the framework of the highest ethical and moral standards. Due to the lack of space at the moment in Hebron, the young couple will begin their married life only a few minutes away, in the community of Bat Ayin, in Gush Etzion. The very fact that Matanel is continuing in the footsteps of his parents is a victory for Am Yisrael in its war against an enemy wishing to destroy us.
In 1995, following the missile attack on the Meshulam home, then 10 year old Bat-El was interviewed on Israeli radio, only hours after the missile exploded in her kitchen. When the interviewer asked her if she wanted to stay in Hebron she answered affirmatively. When asked why she answered, "I feel very lucky to live in Hebron. This is the City of the Patriarchs. I live near Ma'arat HaMachpela. I have the privilege to pray there. Now I'm going to walk to Ma'arat HaMachpela to say "Birchat HaGomel" (a blessing of thanksgiving) for the miracle that happened to me this morning".
Bat-El was the first of four Meshulam children that have recited the blessing for miracles in the past seven years. And those miracles are starting to bear fruit, beginning tonight, with Matanel Meshulam's wedding.
With blessings from Hebron,
This is David Wilder
ABOUT 20 of Uzi Meshulam's supporters gathered opposite the Petah Tikva police station last night shouting slogans and spraying tear gas at policemen. Fifteen of them were detained for questioning.
Sources said that Meshulam had issued orders from his prison cell to his supporters to start riots around the country.
Meanwhile, several of Uzi Meshulam's followers appeared in Rehovot Magistrate's Court yesterday after they ran riot on Thursday night and Friday. ...
UZI Meshulam supporter Shimon Fadal, 44, of Bnei Brak, owner of the Rishon Lezion printing press which printed seditious fliers against Internal Security Minister Moshe Shahal, Inspector-General Assaf Hefetz and prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was formally indicted yesterday in Rehovot Magistrate's Court on charges of sedition and incitement, and belonging to an terrorist organization.
Fadal was arrested last week by Central District detectives for allegedly printing and distributing anti-Shahal and government fliers as well as Meshulam's newsletter, which consistently prints anti-government material.
According to the charge sheet, some 3,000 fliers ...
"He walked into jail on his own two feet and now has to be carried out," muttered one of Uzi Meshulam's followers yesterday as he watched his leader carried out on a stretcher from the van that transported him to his Yehud home from prison.
Meshulam was sentenced in 1995 to eight years in prison after he and his followers barricaded themselves in his home, throwing Molotov cocktails and opening fire on police. He was released early yesterday under strict limitations.
The years in jail changed Meshulam almost beyond recognition. Gone is the fiery leader who barricaded himself and his enthusiastic followers in his home, calling on the state to set up an official commission of inquiry into allegations that Yemenite children were kidnapped from their parents and given to Ashkenazi families, in the 1950s.
Instead, a sickly, exhausted man emerged from the prison walls, forced to agree to severe limitations in order to win his freedom. Among other things, he is forbidden to meet with his followers, to take part in conventions, to talk to the press and worst of all - to make any statements regarding the alleged kidnapping of Yemenite children.
#56282Graves of Yemenite children to be opened in probe,
Naomi Segal, Jewish News Weekly of Northern California (formerly the Jewish Bulletin of Northern California), 16 February 1996
#21128The Uzi Meshulam precedent,
Uzi Benziman, Ha'aretz, 22 June 2005
On the 5th of May, 1998, I attended a rally held by the "Mishkan Ohalim" organization, at Gan HaAtzmaut (the Independence Gardens), in Jerusalem. Present at the rally were some members of 1,500 families who suffered the kidnapping or "disappearance" of their children, each with a shocking story of their own. An emphasis was placed at the rally on those of the families that had arrived here during the "Magic Carpet" operation in the early years of the state that saw Jewish families from Yemen brought to Israel in the effort to increase the immigration of Diaspora Jews. Operation "Magic Carpet" was initiated in 1949, and is said to have brought approximately 50 thousand Yemenite Jews to Israel. In course of the operation, about 380 flights took place, by British and American planes. The flights left from Aden, the capital of Yemen. Most of the Yemenite Jews lived in different locations in Yemen, and went through many difficulties getting to Aden. There were families from Eastern European countries as well as the U.S. and South America (and most other countries where Jews immigrated to Israel from) who had also lost their sons and daughters under similar circumstances.
Present at the rally were Members of Knesset Rabbi Arieh Gamliel, Rabbi Benny Elon, Mudi Zandberg, David Tal, Hanan Porat, Prof. Avner Shaki, Marina Solodkin as well as such prominent Rabbis as Shlomo Korach, Dr. Nachum Rabinowitz, and Dr. Ratzon Arusi.
Rabbi Menachem Porush, who has publicly stated that he knows the identities of organizers of the kidnapping operation and those who carried it out, failed to appear at the rally.
Rabbi Yosef Ba-Gad showed up by surprise, as well as other important figures such as Yigal Yosef, mayor of Rosh-HaAyin, and a number of well-known Israeli singers,who came to show support.
Each of the speakers at the rally had their turn to speak at the rally. Fascinating speeches were given by Knesset Member Rabbi Benny Elon, Yitzhak Keren (the ex-policeman mentioned in part one of this series), Eddie Mor (who gave a long, emotional speech that had the audience on the edge of their seats ), as well as the mother of Shlomo Asulin. Shlomo Asulin was a student of Rabbi Uzi Meshulam, who was gunned down by Israeli security forces in the Yehud incident. Rabbi Meshulam's wife was also present at the rally, although she didn't speak in front of the audience. All speeches that were given spoke of the terrible crimes committed, and how everything possible should be done to bring families back together, and the guilty to justice.
A state commission of inquiry investigating the disappearance of hundreds of Yemenite immigrant children during the 1950s has been authorized to open unmarked graves where the children were allegedly buried.
The commission is investigating allegations by members of the Yemenite community that the children did not die of illness but were illegally abducted.
Members of the commission this week visited the Sha'ar Menashe and Karkur Ein-Irron cemeteries where the children were supposedly buried.
Two previous independent committees appointed to investigate the matter, along with academics who have researched the affair, concluded that the majority of children died, while the fate of a small number was unknown.
In a related development, the High Court of Justice on Thursday of last week reduced the prison sentence of Uzi Meshulam, the leader of a Yemenite sect who alleged that some 4,000 Yemenite children were sold for illegal adoptions.
Meshulam and his followers barricaded themselves inside his home for two months in March 1994. He was subsequently sentenced to eight years in prison for endangering lives, illegal possession of weapons and a number of other charges.
In issuing its ruling, the court reduced Meshulam's sentence by 18 months, clearing him of charges that included sabotage, which resulted from his group's firing on a police helicopter during the 1994 siege.
large-scale medicalization within the transit camps of the 1950s. ..... Yitshak Bosi, a former ambulance driver, routinely transferred Yemenite children in the middle of the night from the Ein Shemer immigrant camp to Haifa's Rambam hospital. The children wore no name tags (Halevi 1996). ...
From 1948 to 1952 more than 50,000 Yemenite Jews were fooled by the Zionist Jewish Agency into abandoning their ancient home and way of life and instead moving to the Zionist State, where they were summarily uprooted from their dedication to Judaism. Indeed, a boy testified later to the religious Peiylim organization that he was taken to an orchard during the Sabbath on an orange-picking trip. When he protested that this violated the Sabbath, he was told: "Only in Yemen is there a Sabbath; here, in Israel there is no Sabbath." A former teacher at the Ein Shemer immigrant camp testified that at a meeting of teachers a camp official announced that the side curls of all the boys were to be cut and that, should a protest rise over it, the parents should be told that it was being done for "hygienic" reasons. (They found no hygienic reasons, however, to cut the hair of the girls). Yemenite boys were told, "there is no need for side curls in Israel."
These events were even born out by the report of the Commission appointed by the Zionist government to investigate the conditions in the camps after protests by religious elements. After visiting all the camps and listening to 181 witnesses, this Commission officially reported that:
Article/book #: 56279
Title: The authorities are hounding the Rabbi's son Ami
By: Emanuel Meshulam
Published in: Zeakat Emet
Date of issue: January 2007
Missing Yemenite children/babies
It was the end of 1987. My father had got together much documentary evidence about the Mossad's kidnapping, medical experimentations on and sale of Yemenite children in the first years of the State, and he was summoned to the Shin Bet headquarters at 2 Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. He met someone there who presented himself as Ilan Raz. This Ilan, who is feared by many prominent people, explained to my father that he had set up this meeting in order to drive home why my father should stop trying to investigate the terrible crime committed by the corrupt authorities. He began by offering my father the "carrot": the job of Chief Rabbi of Israel for life in addition to other tempting suggestions. He was soon to discover that nothing, tempting as it may be, could make my father, for whom the Bible, the truth and the love of Israel came first and foremost, deviate from his quest for moral, legal and religious justice. When Ilan Raz realized that my father could not be "bought", he changed his strategy to that of "the whip", meaning that he began a campaign of hounding my father and his family using different tactics such as convincing the press to smear my father's name, in order that he end up in jail. In fact, this was Ilan's way of destroying my father with the agreement of a public incited by the press. My father was not afraid and he continued to seek the truth and justice in the name of his brothers, the people of Israel, all the while bearing in mind the laws of the Holy Bible and the laws of the State of Israel (which does not implement the laws that it makes). But Ilan kept his promise and until 1988 he used his personal tactics against my father whilst my father was engaged in getting personal testimonials from the families of the kidnapped children.
Our very own WACO episode in 1994:
They shot at us indiscriminately
The authorities had no intention to end this matter quietly "without bloodshed" (in their words)
Nor did they intend to honor the agreement signed by Rabbi Uzi Meshulam, government and police representatives on the eve of Pessach.
Rabbi Uzi Meshulam kept his part of the agreement.
All his pupils except for the Minyan who stayed with the Rabbi to pray left and went home.
But the corrupt authorities wanted to destroy Rabbi Uzi Meshulam and to bury the matter of the Yemenite children once and for all. They viciously broke the agreement and the media incitement got worse and worse, preparing the ground for the final blow, total destruction of the Rabbi.
The Rabbi went to meet the Police Commissioner knowing that, in the best-case scenario, he would be arrested.
When he got to the meeting, he put out his hands to the Commissioner asking him to arrest him but not to shed blood in his house.
Nonetheless, the order for the massacre was given.
Police forces, Special Forces, the army and snipers – about a thousand in all – besieged the house and fired on the house and those inside it. Shlomi Assoulin, one of the Rabbi's beloved pupils, was murdered in cold blood by a police sniper. It is interesting to note that the final approval for the operation was given by the Prime Minister, no more and no less. The newspapers confirmed that. They estimated that there would be about ten dead, including women and children (!!) during the operation, nicknamed "patience" in order to deceive the public (Yediot Aharonoth 13/05/1994).
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The authorities are hounding the Rabbi's son Ami
My name is Emmanuel Yedida (Ami) Meshulam – son of Rabbi Uzi Meshulam of Yehud
My name is Emanuel Yedidya (Ami) Meshulam - son of Rabbi Uzi Meshulam of Yehud, There is nothing left for me to do other than cry out from the depths of my soul and beg you, in the name of justice, for your help and to call, together with us, for an official committee of investigation that is open for the entire Israeli people to see how my father was hounded and how his blood was spilt, forcing him to be bed-bound, by corrupt authorities who have control of all governmental and security offices in Israel and use this control in the worst possible way by weaving lies and destroying reputations via the press. They also make ugly attempts to wipe us out. Since 1987, they have hounded us and attempted to instill fear in us, Meshulam's family and pupils, in ways that are beyond belief.
It might sound like what they call "something out of science fiction" but they are experienced in hounding people and hurting them, leaving no evidence or signs behind them. It is my duty to record the following in order that the Israeli public not say one day that they didn't know and that they'd never heard anything on the subject.
I intend to tell the painful, terrible story briefly and I hope that it will engender a reaction from people with a conscience and that they will demand justice for those who are innocent and are being hounded.
The meeting at the Shin Bet headquarters and the carrot and stick tactics
It was the end of 1987. My father had got together much documentary evidence about the Mossad's kidnapping, medical experimentations on and sale of Yemenite children in the first years of the State, and he was summoned to the Shin Bet headquarters at 2 Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem. He met someone there who presented himself as Ilan Raz. This Ilan, who is feared by many prominent people, explained to my father that he had set up this meeting in order to drive home why my father should stop trying to investigate the terrible crime committed by the corrupt authorities. He began by offering my father the "carrot": the job of Chief Rabbi of Israel for life in addition to other tempting suggestions. He was soon to discover that nothing, tempting as it may be, could make my father, for whom the Bible, the truth and the love of Israel came first and foremost, deviate from his quest for moral, legal and religious justice.
When Ilan Raz realized that my father could not be "bought", he changed his strategy to that of "the whip", meaning that he began a campaign of hounding my father and his family using different tactics such as convincing the press to smear my father's name, in order that he end up in jail. In fact, this was Ilan's way of destroying my father with the agreement of a public incited by the press.
My father was not afraid and he continued to seek the truth and justice in the name of his brothers, the people of Israel, all the while bearing in mind the laws of the Holy Bible and the laws of the State of Israel (which does not implement the laws that it makes).
But Ilan kept his promise and until 1988 he used his personal tactics against my father whilst my father was engaged in getting personal testimonials from the families of the kidnapped children.
The first independent audio exposition
In 1988, my father sent out 3 audiocassettes to the general public describing the kidnappings, telling of the attempt to keep them quiet and of Ilan Raz's threats. This was cause for the corrupt authorities to remove their kid gloves and they began to hound my mother and me too. I was still a young child and they came to my school and threatened me. This was to be extremely traumatic for me and I did not, as a result, have a proper childhood. Unfortunately, they did not stop there.
The Rabbi's narrow escape from devious physical assassination (he was wounded) and the beginning of his character assassination
In 1991 there was devious attempt to assassinate my father. It was only through the help of G-d that he was saved from death but he sustained a wound in his sciatic nerve from the bullet that went into his leg and still causes him excruciating phantom pain according to the doctors and specialists. At the time, my father was not famous, but the press began to besmirch his name and call him "the guru from Yehud" or "the leader of a sect" even though nobody knew who he was.
The Rabbi petitions members of the Knesset and brings about a Sitting at the Knesset
We went through hard times while my father was recovering from his wound. He then began to address the press and to petition members of the Knesset in an attempt to find a solution for the terrible crime that has been committed.
The only replies he had from the petition to members of the Knesset were from M.K. Raanan Cohen and M.K. David Magen but his meeting with them yielded nothing. It actually did quite the opposite: it brought about a mudslinging campaign via the press whereby we had desecrated the Knesset synagogue. This was a pure lie.
Continuation of independent exposition via a play and then a pamphlet
When my father saw that nobody was going to help him, he decided to bring the matter to the attention of the public on his own. He produced a play with taped testimonials and documentary evidence about the crime committed. Three months later he issued the first pamphlet in which he told the story of the families of the kidnapped children and included much documentary evidence about the crime committed.
That pamphlet was disseminated throughout the country and, in that way, my father was able to bypass the regulated press and the impermeability of the establishment and expose the crime committed. These steps taken by my father caused the corrupt authorities to go a step further and to incite against my father in a way that would totally destroy my father, his family and his pupils.
The police, in an act of incitement, besieges the Rabbi's house – the Yehud incident
The corrupt authorities systematically incited against my father. They harmed him, his family and his pupils physically, with the help of the army, the police and the Special Forces, which they enlisted in great numbers.
The forces besieged our house and disseminated the news to the press that an eccentric sect was entrenched in a house in Yehud. From the outset, it was obvious that the forces intended to carry out the threats issued by Ilan Raz. A sniper shot directly into the neck of Yehiel Ben Abu, a pupil of my father's, and it is a miracle that he survived. This was only a few minutes after my father had spoken to representatives of the police, Major General Gabi Lest and Brigadier General Yaakov Raz, and asked them why they were besieging the house. It was obvious that they had instructions from above and that the aim was to destroy my father and put an end to his attempt to expose a terrible crime.
Knesset members come to the house in Yehud and sign an agreement with Rabbi Uzi and the police representative
The next day – it was the eve of Pessach – a number of Knesset members, amongst them Avraham Poraz and Dov Shilansky, came to our house. They represented their political parties (Likud, Labor, Mafdal, Meretz) and, together with the police, they signed and agreement with my father. The basic points were as follows:
There would be a public Parliamentary investigation committee dealing with the matter of the crime of the kidnapping and sale of the Yemenite children.
The police would investigate the Yehud events under the supervision of a lawyer of our choice. The police department that investigates police conduct would deal with our complaint regarding police provocation. In this document, the police admitted that the weapons we had were under license.
We all shook hands and MK Dov Shilansky said that he was proud to have his name on an agreement together with that of my father. Even the police officers understood that they had made a mistake, which is why they agreed to sign the document. They even assisted in getting the Rabbi's pupils who had been arrested to get home in time before the Pessach holiday came in. Everyone was happy that there was a solution in sight for terrible injustice and that the corrupt authorities had decided to atone for their crimes.
Unfortunately, however, our happiness was short-lived: a day or two later, the police began to systematically break the agreement, and they even went as far as to state that they considered the agreement to be null and void and that they intended to arrest my father.
The police callously breaks the agreement
It was quite obvious that they were not interested in arresting my father, but rather in destroying him and his name. But how to do that in such a way that it looks "natural"? Well, they besieged the house for 2 whole months. During that time, my father took me and his pupils to the television studios to appear live on Dan Margalit's program. No attempt was made to arrest him there either. Whilst our house was being besieged, they continued to leak information to the public about this crazy group of dangerous people entrenched in a house with a large stock of weapons. And of course, once they had formed public opinion and everybody believed that my father was "crazy", "weird" and "leader of a sect", it would be much easier to carry out what they wanted to do. Not one single one of the many media sources covering the events reported the fact that hordes of people came to our house every day to tell about family members who had been kidnapped, to collect information about our cause, or simply to express support for my father.
The massacre by the police and the end of the siege
My father arranged to meet with General Police Commissioner Assaf Hefetz, representative of the authorities, for one reason: to avoid bloodshed. When my father arrived at the meeting, there was an attempt to kill him in the dark. Luckily, the attempt failed and he said to Assaf Hefetz: "You wanted me? Well, here I am. But you will not shed blood in my home." Unfortunately, this statement did not help and at this moment, under cover of darkness, thousands of police and army combatants, as well as snipers surrounded our house. There was also a helicopter loitering above and four great big bulldozers (D-9) around the house. They cut off the electricity and the phone lines and started to shoot indiscriminately at the house in which my mother and my young brothers, aged between 6 months and 5 were sleeping. The bullets shattered the windows and whizzed over the head of my 5 year-old brother. They continued to shoot mercilessly and one of the snipers made a direct hit at the neck of Shlomi Assoulin, a pupil whom my father loved like a son. And this is how Shlomi, only 21, a distinguished army officer loved by everybody who knew him, was murdered in cold blood.
The trial with the obvious outcome – like that of Dreyfus
Then came the trial with the obvious outcome where my father and some of his pupils were not even given the basic right to defend themselves properly. The Dreyfus-style trial resulted in my father and those pupils being sent to jail for several years where my father's basic rights were not given him and were he suffered continual abuse, clearly ordered by "instructions from above". Even the prison authorities couldn't understand why we were not allowed to visit my father for a long period of time.
The injection of dangerous substances into the Rabbi's body in order to silence him
My father was moved to Shata prison in Emek Israel where the corrupt authorities injected substances into his body for one reason only: to make it look as though his whole body system had collapsed on its own. My father immediately lost consciousness and was rushed to Haemek Hospital in Afula. The entire area around the hospital was surrounded by police and security forces and we, the worried members of his family, were not allowed to go and see him. Worse, we were not even allowed to know anything about his condition, how he was feeling and what was happening with him.
The Rabbi is released from prison in need of constant nursing care
In 1999, my father was released from prison. His whole body system was in a state of collapse and he was bed-bound. His body was full of scars caused, according to a skin doctor who had been to see him in his cell, by insect bites. He was released from prison on the condition that he keep away from the matter of the Yemenite children.
The authorities enlist collaborators among the Rabbi's pupils to incite the Rabbi's son, family and pupils against him
Whilst my father was in prison and after he came out too, the authorities tried to create chaos amid my father's pupils. They had two goals: one was to spread lies, fabrications and falsehoods about my father, his family and his pupils and the other was to incite against my father whilst at the same time incapacitating his genuine pupils. For this purpose, they enlisted collaborators amid my father's pupils, enticing them with promises of material rewards or persuading them with threats. These pupils were at the service of the authorities and, unfortunately, most of them succeeded in inciting some of the people who were closest to us, some of whom were members of the family.
Those among my father's pupils who realized what was happening and saw the extent of the damage that the collaborators were inflicting decided that they wanted no contact whatsoever with them and cut off from them completely.
If we thought that things couldn't get worse, we turned out to be very wrong…
Because then the second phase began…
The authorities persecute Ami, the Rabbi's son, openly
In 2002, not long after my first son was born, the corrupt authorities began to harass me, asserting that I was continuing what my father had begun and attempting to uncover the crimes committed against the Yemenite children. I told them that I didn't know what they were talking about and that I was only a young boy at the time and that I had nothing to do with the subject. They, of course, were not interested in anything I had to say and they summoned me for dozens of investigations during which they put much psychological pressure on me to give them "the abundant documentary evidence that my father had given me". I have never seen any of this so-called evidence, nor do I have any in my possession.
The terrible methods used by the authorities: destruction, intimidation, pressure, threats
They conducted the investigations on the Sabbath and the holidays, late at night, and I was not allowed to let anyone know what I was going through. They warned me that, if I dared say anything, the public would claim that I was imagining things and that I was crazy. In addition, they told me about how they had "dealt" with several famous people who had not obeyed them.
One example was that of a renowned journalist who had investigated crimes committed by the authorities and wanted to expose them. They summoned him. He was sure that he was coming for a normal investigation, conducted under the auspices of a civilized democratic state but was, unfortunately, wrong. They injected cancer cells into his throat in order to shut him up and they told him that if he told anyone about what they had done, everybody would think that he was crazy. In addition, they threatened to harm his family in a way that cannot be traced back to them and looks to be inevitable, like a road accident for example.
"Either you bring all your father's documents or you leave the country for good, or else…"
During the investigations I was told that I had two choices: to give them the evidence they claimed I had or to leave the country for good. If I left the country and told anyone anything, they would find me and my family everywhere, in Israel and abroad, and they would also harm my friends and their children.
We will frame you and your father for murder and we will make sure that it looks like you have done it
I have none of the evidence that they claim I have and I asked them what would happen if I refused to leave the country. Their answer sent shivers down my spine: "if what we have threatened you with so far is not enough, we would like to remind you of something that happened some time ago" and they told me about a doctor who worked for the prison services called Dr. Yaakov Ziegelbaum. The doctor liked my father, he knew about the substances that were being injected into him and was very concerned. In the end, so the authorities told me, he knew too much and they liquidated him! When the news came out, they accused Rabbi Uzi Meshulam of making up the story and this way, they killed two birds with one stone. They then reminded me that, soon afterwards, they arrested my brother-in-law Noam and several other pupils with a lot of media coverage…they were quietly released about two weeks later, but the authorities had succeeded in their quest to discredit them. In answer to my question what would happen if I didn't leave the country, they said they would publish a newspaper article and spin a tale whereby my father and myself had perpetrated the murder. They would pad the tale with other innocent pupils who would end up serving life sentences, and, that way, we would all be totally destroyed.
I told that that they knew perfectly well that we have nothing to do with the murder and they themselves admitted that they had committed it…
In order to show how serious they were, they told me that they had not closed my brother-in-law Noam's police file, just in case I refused to leave the country. If I agreed to leave, my brother-in-law would have no more problems…
Strangely enough, my brother-in-law has been out of the country several times with no problems despite the fact that they had "reserved themselves the right" not to close his criminal file "just in case" they needed to bring out the story anew.
That is how, under threat, I was forced to leave Israel
And so I had no choice but to leave. Just over a year ago, on 28th November 2005, I left Israel and was force to request asylum in Canada. I left with my wife, my three young children and my brother-in-law. We arrived in Canada to the freezing cold of the Canadian winter without knowing the language or the place, in the hope that they would keep their promise not to harm my family and friends.
I am having similar physical symptoms to those of my father
But they didn't keep their promise…I asked for the hearing in my asylum case to be open to the public. A short time later, my blood sugar shot up sky high. It then went back to normal with no medical intervention and the doctors were stymied (such a thing is impossible in natural diabetes)
Despite their promise that they would leave me alone if I left Israel, the corrupt authorities are not keeping their word
Two of my friends who the authorities claimed had also been involved in the things I had been accused of came to visit us in Canada on Rosh Hashana to be part of the "minyan"and to testify in the asylum case. Wonder of wonders! The hearing was postponed. And suddenly, around the time that the hearing was due to take place, an article was published in Israel about Israelis requesting asylum in Canada and the lies they tell about social, political and religious persecution. The article said that Israel was asking Canada to provide information (!) about those seeking asylum. Israel also wanted Canada to discuss each individual case – this is a violation of the Geneva Convention!!!
(Investigating the matter of the newspaper article, I discovered that it had been taken off a Human Rights Internet site called "Bambili" where it had been posted about 6 months ago, and it was definitely not a "new" or "news" item)
I realized that the Israeli authorities were doing all they could to postpone the public asylum hearing in order to make the false accusations before I told my story to the world here in Canada.
The friends who came here to testify for me are people with respectable jobs who cannot spend an undetermined amount of time here because they need to get back to work. The corrupt authorities understand that and are waiting for my friends to go back home and then to make their false accusations. My friends will be arrested and we will all suffer. Nobody will know that the whole thing was planned this way by the corrupt authorities because the hearing was postponed and our story has thus not been told.
Since there is nothing for us to do other than cry out, we ask you to tell our story and to pass this letter on to everyone that you know.
Please help us to prevent the spilling of the blood of father, of his family and of his pupils. In the name of truth and justice, join us in our call for a public official investigation that will put an end to persecution and make amends for the injustice done to my father.
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