Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wanted: Administrative Orders Against Ha’aretz

The following is my free translation of an article written by Asher HaLevy on the News1 [formerly News First Class, or NFC] website.

Wanted: Administrative Orders Against Ha'aretz
by Asher HaLevy,

It is amazing how much patience and "endless tolerance" the Shabak [General Security Service, GSS] and head of its Jewish division have, as they signed or orally agreed to receive part of the missing secret documents from the fugitive, Blau. As we know, every minute that these documents are outside the country - in the hands of a spy who has no loyalty - our IDF soldiers are at risk.

At the same time that embarrassing negotiations between the Shabak, and the editors and reporters who have betrayed the security of the State -- all of them strongly suspected of being traitors who committed the most serious of State security offenses -- are taking place, the same head of the Shabak is working against Jews with families in the community of Yitzhar.

The Shabak has issued administrative orders against them indiscriminately and without examination. The GSS intervened, without a permit, in the interrogation of the Kfir soldiers who hoisted a sign of protest at the Western investigation that the army should have performed, without the assistance of the GSS.

Lately, in a most conspicuous manner, these people have become an open target. It is permissible to lash out at them and blame them for actions that were neither seen nor done. The General Security Service has turned the heroes of the generation into criminals, deliberately trying to hurt the nucleus of families in the settlements in Judea and Samaria.

Enemy terrorist activity against the residents of Judea and Samaria which occur daily, do not merit getting the same treatment as the "mat which enflamed the Middle East." *
[*Reference: According to Rabbi Yitzchak Shapira, the Rosh Yeshiva of the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in Yitzhar, the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet) continues to hound him despite the fact a court ordered his release after it became abundantly clear there is no evidence linking him to a Dec. 2009 arson attack in a Shechem area mosque.]

The events in the mosque were unproven, but the Rosh Yeshiva was led away, handcuffed in front of everybody. Rabbi Shapira was not found guilty, and came out clear and clean - but we have neither seen nor heard an apology. As mentioned, Jews do not merit the necessary protection from the General Security Service, whose foremost mission should be to protect us.

The statement that "all are equal before the law" does not meet the test of reality. Certainly not when the GSS and the police look for tasks that can be performed easily and conveniently. In contrast, the Shabak, using the terminology "zero tolerance," allows itself to take revenge against residents of Judea and Samaria.

From where did the head of the Jewish division of the GSS suddenly derive his "endless patience" in the Anat Kam affair? It was recently reported that Anat violated the house arrest order that was issued by the court. Did anyone hear voices of protest? Did any of us see any action which would reflect determination and conviction against the violation of the order?

Someone in the GSS was confused when they forgot to distinguish between those who are loyal to the State and the IDF, and those who have no values, and whose respect for the bounds of the law was lost long ago.

So, I have a little advice the Security Services: an administrative detention order should be issued immediately against the editor of Ha'aretz and others who claim to be journalists. In a normal country, such people would long ago be sitting in cellars, under the investigation of the Shabak.
Stop all negotiations with criminals and spies! You have enough power in your hands to bring the fugitive who stole security documents, back from London -- straight to Ramle [Israeli prison]!


goyisherebbe said...

I would like to call your attention to another inconsistency. Compare the case of Blau to that of Vanunu. The Israeli Mossad, or whoever it was, didn't hesitate to hunt down Vanunu and bring him home, lock him up for years and leave restrictions on him even after his release. But Blau the member of the Ashkenazi establishment from Tel Aviv gets different treatment from Vanunu the Sefardi from Beer Sheva.

Batya said...

Yitz, thanks for posting it.

Goyish, You've been here a long time too. The "red line" for political crimes etc has moved so far to the Left that somone like Kam isn't jailed, but Lupianski is. Olmert and Shula can travel abroad, but young kids were beaten and jailed for protesting Disengagement.

Yes, something stinks.