Anti-Zionist Fundamentalism – Anti-IDF Sentiment, Who’s Supposed to Protect Israel?

Anti – Zionist Fundamentalism

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Police say the suspects allegedly attempted to extort businesses, harassing and threatening company officials with ultimatums to advertise in HaPeles (the “Jerusalem Faction”‘s newspaper), warning that the failure to do so would be seen as an insult to a large segment of the haredi population and would have serious consequences. The harassment of the targeted officials was reportedly ongoing on a daily basis.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228214

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28 arrested in crackdown on anti-Zionist radicals

Police operation against anti-draft Yerushalmi Faction nets 28 suspects, including senior members of ‘Hapeles’ newspaper.

Police arrested 28 suspects in a pre-dawn raid early Tuesday morning in a crackdown against the haredi anti-draft group known as the Yerushalmi Faction.

The Yerushalmi Faction, led by Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, has had mass demonstrations and blocked roads across the country to protest the draft of yeshiva students into the IDF. Unlike mainstream haredi groups, the Yerushalmi Faction discourages its members from seeking deferments from the army as yeshiva students, arguing that such behavior legitimizes the existing draft law.

Among the 28 suspects arrested Tuesday are senior members of the Hapeles newspaper, the mouthpiece of the Yerushalmi Faction.

Police say the suspects allegedly attempted to extort businesses, harassing and threatening company officials with ultimatums to advertise in Hapeles, warning that the failure to do so would be seen as an insult to a large segment of the haredi population and would have serious consequences. The harassment of the targeted officials was reportedly ongoing on a daily basis.

Tuesday’s operation also included searches of offices maintained by Hapeles.

The arrestees included residents of Jerusalem, Modiin Illit, Bnei Brak, Ashdod, Rechasim, and Hadera.

During the arrests of suspects in Bnei Brak, some locals clashed with police, hurling stones and other objects at officers.

De Blasio – Not so Pro-Israel After All – or Are His Ultra-Orthodox Block Being Pacified?

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De Blasio isn’t jumping to defend Israel after UN vote

http://nypost.com/2016/12/29/de-blasio-isnt-jumping-to-defend-israel-after-un-vote/

Mayor Bill de Blasio — who has repeatedly cast himself as a fierce defender of Israel — refused Thursday to take a position on the UN resolution condemning the Jewish state for expanding its settlements.

“I don’t really know what I think about the details of the resolution,” the mayor said at an unrelated press conference in Times Square. “What I know is it’s besides the point. The solution has to come from … Israelis and Palestinians. That’s the core of the matter. And right now that’s not happening.”

In past years, de Blasio has said it is his duty to speak out on Israel’s behalf.

“I will work every day … in support of the state of Israel because we know time and again the state of Israel is under attack,” he said at the Queens Jewish Community Council on Aug. 25, 2015.

De Blasio said that because Israel doesn’t have “enough friends,” New York must advocate for it.

 

“We must speak up,” he said. “We have to be one of the places that does.”

The mayor made similar comments the previous year.

“I am the mayor of the city … with the largest Jewish population anywhere on this Earth. By definition, I’ve said it many times, it’s not only normal and natural [to support Israel], I consider it my responsibility to stand up for the state of Israel,” de Blasio said on July 14, 2014.

City Hall press secretary Eric Phillips later issued a statement, saying:

“Mayor de Blasio said clearly that the U.N.’s role in the peace process has never been helpful. Like many at home and abroad, the Mayor also acknowledged that the ultimate consequences of the U.N.’s resolution cannot be predicted and that the effect of the U.S.’s abstention is unclear. What is clear is that the U.N.’s anti-Israel positioning in the Middle

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THE MALKA LEIFER DEFENSE… More Abusing Children and Denying it… Israel

 

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rabbi-charged-with-rape-sexual-assault-sodomy-against-a-minor-475756

Rabbi charged with rape, sexual assault, sodomy against a minor

By JEREMY SHARON
12/18/2016

According to the indictment, Harrison, now 58, initiated direct contact with the complainant after he was her substitute teacher at Beit Shulamit in December 2009. In an indictment sheet of horrifying allegations, Rabbi David Harrison, who taught at the Beit Shulamit religious girls high school in Jerusalem, was charged with dozens of counts of rape, sodomy, sexual assault, assault and intimidation through threats against a former pupil, who was a minor at the time.

The complainant, a woman now aged 21, filed a charge of rape and other allegations against the rabbi at the beginning of the month claiming that they took place over a period of several months when she was 14.

Harrison has spent his career as a teacher and educator, and has also worked extensively performing wedding ceremonies for couples without a personal connection to a rabbi. Harrison began work at Beit Shulamit, in the Ramot neighborhood, as a part-time teacher in September 2007 but was fired in June 2010.

According to the indictment, Harrison, now 58, initiated direct contact with the complainant in December 2009, after he was her substitute teacher at Beit Shulamit.

A few days later, he met the pupil close to her classroom and asked her to accompany him to a staff room where he gave her worksheets to hand out to another class.

On this and several other occasions, Harrison allegedly touched the student on her hand, arm, stomach and chest, but apologized immediately for having touched her.

At a later stage, Harrison allegedly called the pupil to the same staff room used specifically by the rabbis of the school and which could be locked from the inside.

When she entered, Harrison allegedly locked the door behind her and told her to sit down, whereupon he took off his pants and underwear, and forced her to perform oral sex, while telling her that it was all right because he was a rabbi, that it was a secret between them and threatening to harm her if she told anyone.

In the next incident after this assault, Harrison allegedly met the girl at the entrance to the school and told her to come with him to a bomb shelter in the building, divided into two rooms. According to the indictment he pushed her into the inner room of the shelter, and told her to undress, slapping her in the face when he told her she was undressing too slowly.

He then hit her again, forced her to lie on a table in the room and then raped her. Afterwards he told her that she’d had fun, and that so had he, and that she had been a good girl. He again threatened to harm her and that he would tell everyone she was a prostitute if she spoke with anyone about what he had done.

According to the charge sheet, Harrison raped the girl between two and four times a week, including sodomy. On one occasion the day after he raped her, he forced her to swallow an emergency contraception or “morning after” pill.

During May 2010, the complainant was ill and was away from school. When she returned, Harrison allegedly ordered her to meet him in the shelter and scolded her for having been away without informing him.

He then allegedly ordered her to strip and beat her for several minutes, and then raped her once again.

The beatings occurred on other occasions as well, in which Harrison would kick the pupil, beat her with his belt, and in one incident threw a chair at her, bruising and scratching her.

Harrison would allegedly repeatedly threaten to harm her if she did not do as he instructed, and threatened to tell her parents and others that she had initiated sex with him and that they would believe him and not her because he was a rabbi.

He also threatened that he would have her expelled from school, that no other schools would accept her, and threatened to send other people to harm her and even kill her.

The state has requested that Harrison be incarcerated until the end of the legal proceedings against him.

The director of the Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel, Orit Sulitzeanu, described the allegations as “outrageous and terrifying” and said that such crimes required a severe punishment.

“This criminal exploitation by an educator and religious figure is unforgivable,” said Sulitzeanu.

“This incident demonstrates the urgent need to ensure that advisers are placed in all educational frameworks who will be able to identify and deal with sexual violence, and for pupils to attend workshops for the prevention of sexual violence.”

Harrison denies the allegations against him and says he does not even know the woman.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rabbi-charged-with-rape-sexual-assault-sodomy-against-a-minor-475756

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions – A Sex Offender Sues a Rabbi for Protecting Children

Compounding the Cruelty of Abuse by Entertaining a Lawsuit Against one Brave Rabbi Willing to Stand up and Protect Abused Children. 

We at LM hope that THE DAILY BEAST does not object to our decision to post the entire article from top to bottom. We would like to see rabbis and parents, teachers and other children applauded and praised for coming forward to protect abused children.

The children are precluded from suing the Rabbis who abuse them, the rabbis who use their Rabbinical stature as a tool for abuse, a corridor into the destruction of the very children they are entrusted to protect.

One  Rabbi, knowing that Israel does not have a sex offender registry, tried to protect those children by tweeting about their abuser. He is now embroiled in a lawsuit over it.

We feel strongly that if the courts do not dismiss this lawsuit, they are encouraging silence. They are complicit in the crimes committed against the abused children.

We feel it is important to send the message that the courts, the communities and the families will commend Rabbis who come forward, thereby encouraging them to do so. Anything short of that, in our view, is just another act of cruelty  and injustice against abused children.

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Sex Offender Sues Rabbi for Tweets Alerting Families in Israel

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Satmar Support Hillary – But not Her Face in their Newspapers…

 

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‘Friend of the Jews’ Hillary Clinton Endorsed by ultra-Orthodox Satmar Sect

read more: http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/u-s-election-2016/1.751424

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A day after Ivanka Trump visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s grave to gather spiritual support for her father’s presidential campaign, another ultra-Orthodox sect gave an endorsement to his rival, Hillary Clinton, called her a “longtime friend of the Jews.”

The large Satmar sect includes has tens of thousands of followers worldwide, the majority of them in the New York areas. Since 2006, the community has been divided into two factions, led by rival brothers and rabbis Aron and Zalman Teitelbaum. Members of both sects are anti-Zionist, believing that it is sacrilege to create a Jewish state before the arrival of the Messiah.

The statement calling on Satmar followers to support Clinton, which came from Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum’s branch, declared that Satmar leaders “endorse and hereby order all registered voters, in our community, to come out and give the vote for the longtime friend of the Jews, Hillary R. Clinton, former New York State Senator and Secretary of State. (She) is known for her rare rich career of grand achievements, with special sensitivity and understanding to the needs of our Jewish brothers, in particular with very delicate cases of pidyon shevuyim (liberation of Jewish prisoners) and hatzalot nefashot (saving of lives.)”

The announcement is signed by the “brotherhood” of community organizers.

It’s not the first time in the 2016 election season that Clinton has won the Satmar endorsement. In April, both factions gave her their blessing in her primary race against Bernie Sanders. At the time, one Satmar newspaper ran an editorial declaring that, “It is important to demonstrate our ‘Hakarat Hatov’ (the Hebrew term for gratitude) for Mrs. Clinton, whose help for Jewish interests had far-reaching effects back when she was First Lady in the White House.”

The reference to “liberation of Jewish prisoners” in the Satmar endorsement may have something to do with the fact that on his last day in office, January 20. 2001, the same day he infamously pardoned financier Marc Rich, President Bill Clinton also reduced the prison sentences of four ultra-Orthodox men, members of the Skverer sect, whose rabbinical leader is the brother-in-law of Satmar’s Aron Teitelbaum, who had been convicted and imprisoned for federal fraud.

That pardon raised eyebrows due to the fact Hillary Clinton, in her first Senate run a few months before the pardons, received an overwhelming percentage of the vote from the Skverer’s sect’s home base in New Square – more than 100 times than that of her opponent, Republican Rick Lazio. An investigation was initiated by the Manhattan U.S. attorney into whether, as the New York Times reported  “the village leaders aggressive courting of the president and Mrs. Clinton before and after the 2000 Senate election raised questions of whether the men’s sentences were reduced in exchange for votes.”

The 2002 Times story quoted the attorney for the Southern District of New York who announced the closing of the investigation saying that he had “determined it wasn’t appropriate to bring charges against anyone in the case.” That attorney was a man who would go on to play a key role in the current election race – FBI director James Comey.

While Satmar may be endorsing Clinton’s candidacy, it is not exactly known for empowerment of women. Women don’t hold leadership roles in their strict community and if Clinton should win the presidency, her photograph wouldn’t be featured in their newspapers, which refrain from running any images of women – particularly in Clinton’s trademark pantsuits (one report  tells of a 2006 meeting with between Clinton and a Satmar rabbi which was stymied because the then-senator was wearing pants. The situation was resolved by her agreement to “wear a long raincoat over her pants.)

In August, it was reported that the sect had issued a decree that higher education for women was “dangerous” and “against the Torah,” and that “no girls attending our school are allowed to study and get a degree.”

read more: http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/u-s-election-2016/1.751424

Platinum Partners Liquidating 2 Main Funds – The company is Insolvent… The Money is Privately Held

 

Lost Messiah, July 21, 2016

TO THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, TO THE U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE – ANYONE HIRED BY PLATINUM IS PAID BY PLATINUM….

GET YOUR OWN INVESTIGATORS IN TO OVERSEE THE LIQUIDATION!!!! THERE IS MONEY – A LOT OF IT…LOOK TO THE CHABAD COMMUNITY AND FOLLOW THE TRAIL…

The event driven investments into life insurance policies likely came from the Shlomo Rechnitz nursing homes in California – a scheme to invest in the death of people who signed policies without knowing what they were signing. 

Black Elk was a mining venture – the investors lost millions in oil mines.

New Mountain Finance sustained losses, but not really. 

Africa Israel and Lev Leviev were connected to Platinum Partners, as was Jona Rechnitz who worked for Leviev and introduced Seabrook and Peralta to Platinum.

Donations and money, programs and prestige was filtered through the Simon Wiesenthal Center and other quasi “philanthropic” but in no means altruistic donations.

There is a trail…. The little stones are still waiting on the path to be found…

It is our firm position that Murray Huberfeld, David Bodner, their families, their foundations, their wives are sitting on cash and diamonds slowly but surely skimmed and hidden. We believe, based upon credible sources, that Huberfeld’s plea will allow him to return to immense wealth and allow his family and that of Bodner to live in luxury in the meantime.

YOU MUST FOLLOW THE MONEY. LOOK AT THE INVESTMENTS. IT’S IN GEMS AND IN OIL WELLS – BLACK ELK…

 

REUTERS REPORTS:

Platinum Partners to liquidate two main funds amid government probes

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hedgefunds-platinum-idUSKCN10029U

Platinum Partners has hired an independent monitor to oversee the liquidation of its two main hedge funds amid investigations by U.S. authorities, according to a letter sent to investors on Wednesday.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has requested information from New York-based Platinum, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The U.S. hedge fund manager said last month it was likely to return the assets of its largest and oldest fund to clients following the arrest of a longtime associate on allegations he orchestrated a $60,000 cash bribe to secure an investment from a New York City union.

The SEC probe comes on top of a Department of Justice inquiry and a raid by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents last month. The focus of the various reviews was unknown and it was not clear if they are related.

To ensure the assets from its funds are distributed fairly, Platinum has hired Bart Schwartz of Guidepost Solutions to “assist…with the development and implementation of a plan for the orderly liquidation of the Funds under management,” according to a letter he sent to Platinum clients.

Guidepost will also report to the SEC at least monthly, Schwartz wrote in the letter, which was seen by Reuters. The communication with the SEC will include the sale of assets from Platinum’s portfolios and any potential violations of federal securities law, he wrote.

An SEC spokesman declined to comment.

Platinum, founded and led by Mark Nordlicht, has produced exceptional profits for investors since it launched in 2003. But the firm’s strategy of lending to troubled companies carries risks that have scared away many large investors. (See Reuters Special Report on Platinum from April 2016: here)

Platinum’s investors have been rattled by the arrest of longtime firm associate Murray Huberfeld on wire fraud charges related to a separate New York City corruption investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. Huberfeld plans to plead not guilty, according to his attorney.

The firm recently blocked redemptions from its flagship Value Arbitrage fund and told investors they would not receive anything until at least 2017, according to Robert McIver, a Platinum client who has requested his money back.

The source who said the SEC was investigating the firm also said it would remain in business despite the gradual liquidation of the Platinum Partners Value Arbitrage Fund and the Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund. The two funds contain the large majority of Platinum’s assets, about $1.35 billion as of April.

The source declined to be identified because the information is private.

“Bart Schwartz will play a key role in ensuring that investors’ best interests are served as we monetize the funds and meet redemptions,” Platinum said in an emailed statement. “His standing with the investment community, regulators and law enforcement is beyond reproach and we’re very pleased to have his assistance.”

Schwartz was chief of the criminal division in the Department of Justice’s Southern District of New York and more recently worked as the appointed receiver of hedge funds run by J. Ezra Merkin that invested in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme and a compliance consultant for the Department of Justice to monitor Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management.

 

The Rialto Building – San Francisco and Robert Rechnitz’s Bomel Co. – 2006

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THE CONNECTION BETWEEN AFRICA ISRAEL AND ROBERT RECHNITZ – REAL ESTATE PARTNERS…

Lost Messiah, July 19, 2016

Based upon a tip that Robert Rechnitz was like his son Jona connected to Africa-Israel, and an article that circulated the web by Tikun Olam’s Richard Silverstein, we began searching where he left off, the Friedlander Group. A Robert Rechnitz search of the Friedlander Group site, brings up 37 results, none of which mentions any connection to anything but Agudath Israel and political activism (not to be confused with altruism). But then there’s the real estate…

As you may recall, Jona Rechnitz (of Mile-High Club Fame) worked for Africa Israel USA for several years; and on the coattails of that employment set up JSR Capital, which either acquired or managed companies of or for Africa Israel and/or Lev Leviev.

Africa Israel’s CEO is Lev Leviev a diamond magnate, who is now known in New York circles for his escorted foray through the Lincoln Tunnel, with the assistance of Jeremy Reichberg and his NYPD or NYPAPD connections, is or was an owner of some of New York’s most iconic buildings. 

Africa Israel is connected to Platinum Partners (and Murray Huberfeld) through investments (and diamonds). Africa Israel is connected to 88 Queensway through NY and California properties transferred from Africa Israel to 88 Queensway or Sam Pa.

Lev Leviev is also connected to 88 Queensway and Sam Pa through diamond mines in Africa, most notably Angola. And the wheels go round and round.

Robert Rechnitz has made finding connections to anything but his media consulting firm, the Friedlander Group, the Iron Dome Project, his apparent “philanthropic” donations to Israel (politicians) and political connections very difficult. We highly recommend the Friedlander Group if you want your secrets kept secret as apparently, they have done a brilliant job, almost.

While Robert Rechnitz’s LinkedIn Profile mentions Bomel, a company active in real estate which apparently Robert Rechnitz established in 1978, finding news articles and information on that connection is not obvious. The Bomel Companies website site makes no obvious connection to Robert Rechnitz , nor is there much media available on Rechnitz and Bomel. There is far more information that can be garnered from what is not public than what is. 

The fact that Bomel and Africa Israel are connected took some doing to substantiate. In November of 2006, the San Francisco Business Times reported on the Bomel Group’s acquisition of 116 New Montgomery Street, the Rialto Building in San Francisco. That property was allegedly subsequently sold to Africa-Israel. We had previously written about Africa Israel’s acquisition of that property. In June of 2010, in an obscure article about the relocation of Trulia, the San Francisco Business Times reported on a partnership between Robert Rechnitz’s Bomel and Africa Israel as joint owners of that same property, the Rialto.

The connection was made.

A final note: On the bottom of this article we have listed the 37 search results of the name Robert Rechnitz from the Friedlander Group website. We were intrigued by an article about FBI Special Agent Frankel who spoke at an Agudath Israel Breakfast. We make no implications or assumptions in this notation, only insofar as we think it quite anomalous that an FBI special agent would speak at an Agudath Israel anything. What is more intriguing is perhaps the Agudath connection itself, which also includes the likes of Murray Huberfeld, Mark Nordlicht, the Rechnitz clan, the Bodner clan – a veritable who’s who of extremely wealthy individuals and families who we maintain may have acquired wealth under very unsavory circumstances. Continue reading