copyright (c) 2007 by Mr. Reuven A. Kossover
YERUSHALIYIM, Israelite Tribal Territories of Judah and Benjamin, Kingdom of David and Solomon, United Israelite Kingdom of Judah and Joseph, Erev Shabbat (Eve of the Sabbath), Seventh Day, Eleventh Month ("Shvat"), 5767; Yom Shishi (Sixth Day of Week/"Fri"-day, January 26, 2007) Root & Branch Information Services [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] [www.rb.org.il]:
A number of months ago the State President of Israel was accused of rape. Complaints were made, accusations were made. The State President asked the attorney general to investigate and to clear the President's name. For six months, Moshe Katzav has been silent as the press has attacked him, as the police have attacked him, and as power hungry fools known as politicians have attacked him. Wednesday evening (January 24, 2007), on national television, he struck back, exploding in anger at his attackers and accusers.
It was the kind of response his attackers deserved and continue to deserve. Someone has finally called them what they are and given voice to the anger and contempt felt by so many average Israelis for the regime that rules with an iron fist of dictatorship & corruption in the velvet glove of "democracy".
The masters of that regime stomp on the poor man here (i.e. most Israelis), murdering, stealing, lying and responding to resistance and protest with an arrogance and cruelty that calls for their removal from any level of responsible leadership in this society. The ruling "elites" of the State of Israel -- Pigs of George Orwell's Israeli "Animal Farm" -- are the garbage that need to be tossed into the big green dumpsters known as tzvardeím. Moshe Katzav was polite in his words.
Arutz Sheva [http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=120212] gave Moshe Katzav the benefit of the doubt and covered his speech.
Yediot Ahronot [owned by the Moser Family], through its English language on-line outlet Ynetnews [http://www.ynetnews.com/home/0,7340,L-4581,00.html], gave the Establishment view of Katsav's speech.
On Thursday morning, February 25, Yediot Ahronot's Hebrew edition called, in big headlines, on Moshe Katzav to quit. Now the headline reads "Professors call Katsav's conduct despicable".
Katzav's words to the nation Wednesday night ring true to all that I have been saying for over a year at Blog Critics Magazine and elsewhere.
Katzav said additionally,
Katzav was pushed to do the dirty work of the Sharon & Olmert regime, promising the Vatican control over parts of Mount Zion in return for -– a synagogue in Spain! That plan fortunately did not work, and the Vatican has not gotten control over more of Mount Zion: Yet.
Perhaps it was Katsav's failure to do the dirty work of treason for Sharon, Olmert & Peres that led to rape charges during the summer of 2006. Perhaps Peres would like to combine the posts of State President and Prime Minister in the near future and emulate Adolf Hitler as fuehrer here, and for this he needs Katzav out of the way.
Or perhaps Katzav is right. After all, he is not an Ashkenazi Jew like most of the local ruling "elite". He is a Mizrahi Jew with roots in Persia.
In any event, Katzav called gefilte fish "gefilte fish" on Wednesday night, and it is long past time that he did. Katsav gave voice to the voiceless, and hope to the hopeless (i.e. most people here). Perhaps we see the emergence of a man we can actually rally around, one who is not afraid to call a spade a spade. Who knows? One can always hope.
In the meantime Arutz Sheva reports that Katzav has, at his own request, temporarily stepped aside and Dalia Itzik is acting in his stead [http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=120251].
Shabbat Shalom from the Jewish Pioneering Community of Ma'aleh Levona,
Mr. Reuven A. Kossover
ABOUT REUVEN KOSSOVER:
The author grew up in Brooklyn New York, moved to Minnesota where he managed restaurants and wrote stories, and now lives with his family in Israel, in the Jewish Pioneering Community of Ma'aleh Levona in Eretz Binjamin (Tribal Territory of Benjamin). Mr. Kossover is a Professional Writer and Editor, and Commentator for Blogcritics, Desicritics and Jewishindy. He also serves as Master of Ceremonies for the Root & Branch Association Lecture Series in Jerusalem.
Apr 04, '06 / 6 Nisan 5766
By Ezra HaLevi
Forbes Israel reported Sunday that twelve business groups control Israel's economy - making it among the most concentrated on the globe. The report echoes warnings by journalist Ari Shavit.
Now let Forbes or other brave souls interested in the plain truth of this treacherous matter, expose how such business groups and criminal families are directly paying tribute to their German-Jesuit EU Masters intent on "acquiring" Israel as a personal possession and Jerusalem as their crown jewel.
Woe to Ariel! (Jerusalem to suffer EU occupation)