[Freemanlist2] Haaretz Journalist Stole 2, 000 Classified Documents from IDF-Several Articles
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Indictment: Journalist Stole 2,000 Classified Documents from IDF
Nisan 24, 5770, 08 April 10 02:01by Hillel Fendel
(Israelnationalnews.com) A top secret case involving national security that was long kept under wraps by the IDF censor but was published in the international media was finally authorized for publication this morning. It involved the alleged theft of 2,000 secret IDF documents by a former soldier who worked as a journalist for the left-leaning Hebrew language news website Walla.
Some details still remain classified, as the investigation by police, Shabak (Israel Security Agency) and IDF Information Security Department continues.
Despite protests by the Israeli media over the past several days, the State Prosecution insisted that the investigation remain under a gag order, for two reasons: To exhaust all possibilities of recovering the documents, and in order to prevent interference with the ongoing investigation of what appear to be the very grave crimes committed in this case. Finally, under pressure from Israel Press Council Chairperson and former Supreme Court Justice Dalia Dorner and others, and in light of developments in the case, the Prosecution has given in and withdrawn its demand for secrecy.
The State Prosecution says it was guided throughout the investigation by the overriding need to ensure that the secret documents not find their way into enemy hands.
The facts that are permitted for publication are as follows:
Journalist Anat Kam, 23, is accused of stealing over 2,000 IDF classified documents, many hundreds of which are termed “secret” and “top secret.” The alleged crimes occurred when she served as a soldier clerking in the IDF military - specifically, in the office of the Commander of the Central District - between 2005-2007.
She allegedly handed over many of the “top secret” and “secret” documents to Haaretz reporter Uri Blau.
Blau, who was abroad when the investigation started, has refused thus far to return to Israel for investigation. It is suspected that many of the classified papers are still in his possession – despite an offer made to him that the returned documents would not be used to prosecute him or his source, Anat Kam.
Kam, who was secretly arrested during the investigation, has been indicted in the Tel Aviv District Court. She stands accused of collecting secret information, giving it to unauthorized individuals, and attempting to harm state security.
Some of the documents include detailed plans for military operations, the deployment of IDF forces in routine and emergency situations, operations against terrorist leaders, evaluations, and more.
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"Haaretz Editor-the Thinking Man's Newspaper" hates Jews
Nisan 25, 5770, 09 April 10 03:35by INN Staff
(Israelnationalnews.com) A Facebook chat between Left-wing journalists discussing the death of IDF Captain Eliraz Peretz on a mission in Gaza has been making the rounds on the web for the last two days. Uri Tuval is assistant editor of the magazine section of the Haaretz Hebrew language newspaper, and his comments shocked even his radical Leftist friends.
The journalist wrote: “I don’t want to live in the country of Captain Eliraz Peretz or his mother. My consolations to the family…a family of Jihadist Fascists, and don’t dare let anyone say he was killed for my sake.”
“I can’t bear that "People of Israel- Land of Israel- Defense Forces of Israel-Israel’s children-Sanctification of G-d’s name" mantra. His mother said she is sure that G-d loves the Golani Brigade’s Egoz special forces unit. I don’t want an army that G-d loves. For that I may as well move to Iran.”
Later on, Tuval wrote: “What keeps this mother alive is what sent and keeps on sending too many people to their deaths. I don’t like using grief for onesided ends. She was given ten minutes of live coverage on three different TV stations to expound on her nationalistic worldview and no one is allowed to respond?”
“The family’s suffering is real, but the nationalistic 'righteous ones' who allow her to deal with it in this way encourage people who are still alive to go to their soldiers’ deaths, including her other son. I do believe that ‘it is good to die for our land [a quote from the Zionist hero Joseph Trumpeldor, ed.]’, but the question is what land and what worldview.”
“The officer who was killed had built his home in an illegal outpost. Is that rational? The religious Zionists have turned the IDF into a tool for their political goals, they endanger all of us, and also cause more of their group to be killed. And when they are killed, they talk about it. When they do that, we are allowed to think about it and respond.”
“Haaretz” offices were in an uproar yesterday after the IDF publicized the involvement of its staff writer, Uri Blau, in the case of stolen IDF classified documents that shocked Israel. Blau, who is alleged to have received the documents from a Walla reporter, former soldier and spy Anat Kam, has been in London since December 2009. He is afraid to return to Israel for fear of being arrested upon landing.
>From Post-Zionism to Espionage: The Israeli Left comes of Age
By Steven Plaut
It was even before the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin by Yigal Amir that the Israeli Left, led by the nose by “Haaretz” newspaper, chanted in unison what has become its fundamental political axiom. Political violence is a congenital inclination of the Israeli Right, chanted the Leftists. Especially of those “settlers” and the religious Right. Political violence is exclusively a plague coming from the Right, never from the Left, they long insisted. Naturally, after the assassination of Rabin, the assertion became a matter of unchallengeable theology.
Not only was Rabin himself assassinated by a religious right-wing student, they remind everyone. Indeed because of that, every non-leftist in Israel was collective and morally guilty of Rabin’s death, they shriek. But in addition, Jack Teitel, a deranged ex-American Israeli from the rightwing fringe, left a bomb at the door that injured the leftwing Prof. Zev Sternhell. Baruch Goldstein, another deranged ex-American, shot up the Shrine of the Patriarchs in 1994. An Israel rightwing thug once threw a grenade into a march of “Peace Now” protesters, killing one. Rightwing hotheads regularly get into violent confrontations with the police and soldiers in the “occupied territories.” And the Kahanist fringe engages in law breaking, mainly petty vandalism but occasionally also some violence.
All that was enough for the Israeli Left and its captive Israeli mainstream media. All that “proved” that members of the ideological Right are all criminals, violent, would-be murderers. Every rock thrown by a “settler” at a policeman reinforced the chorus. After the incident with Prof. Sternhell, several tenured leftists attacked me on two chat lists for Israeli academics, accusing me of having caused the attack because I had dared to criticize Sternhell earlier for his radical leftist anti-democratic political opinions.
The media obsession with the supposed congenital inclinations towards violence of Israeli Right-wingers long served to obscure the congenital inclinations towards treason and espionage by a great many members of the Israeli Left. The simple fact of the matter is that every single incidence of anti-Israel espionage has involved Israelis from the Far Left. The scandal that was just made public in Israel, after a local court order prohibiting its publicity was lifted, involves Anat Kam, a young far-leftist traitor, who conspired with Haaretz newspaper to leak classified military documents. She stole about 2000 classified military documents and passed them on to her Haaretz handler, a leftist journalist named Uri Blau, now in hiding in the UK. Haaretz ran some stories in the past using what it had extracted from some of those.
Kam of course was not the first Israeli far leftist to be involved in treason and espionage. Mordecai Vanunu, the notorious nuclear spy, was a member of the Israeli communist party. Marcus Klinberg spied in Israel on behalf of the Soviets for years. Azmi Bishara, who spied for the Hezb’Allah terrorists, was a leading member of Israel’s pro-terror Arab Left. The worst espionage-cum-terror ring that operated in Israel was organized in the 1970s by the kibbutz-born communist Udi Adiv. (After serving his jail term, he now teaches in Israel’s Open University.) Tali Fahima was a far-leftist who was imprisoned for helping her Palestinian terrorist boyfriend plan terror attacks. In the 1950s it would have been hard to find any member of the Israeli communist parties not collaborating with the Soviets. Hundreds of Israeli leftists, led by Neve Gordon of Ben Gurion University, are promoting world boycotts of Israel these days, as well
as mutiny and insurrection by Israeli soldiers.
And there were quite a few other leftist traitors running about today. Curiously, Haaretz never ran any editorials about the congenital inclinations of far leftists to engage in treason and espionage.
After the assassination of Rabin, every single Israeli newspaper and leftist commentator denounced Bar-Ilan University, the religious university where Yigal Amir had been a law student. Bar-Ilan should be shut down, insisted many. It is a den of rightwing violence and it is morally responsible for Yigal Amir, they bellowed. Well, not a single one of those same people has called for closing down Tel Aviv University this week. Anat Kam was a student in TAU’s history and philosophy departments, both of them among the most monolithically anti-Israel academic departments in Israel. Together with the sociology and political science departments at Tel Aviv University, one would have to search with a candle to find faculty members who are not communists. Not a single medium in Israel is denouncing the radicals at Tel Aviv University for inspiring and breeding Anat Kam, nor calling for the university to undertake a complete “critical
self-examinatio”n to understand its own guilt, which is what they had demanded of Bar-Ilan.
In 1940 Winston Churchill shut down all the newspapers and media operated by the British Union of Fascists, the pro-German fascist party led by Oswald Mosley. It was one of his first acts as Prime Minister. Some 740 leading members of the party, including Mosley, spent the duration of the war in prison. Like Haaretz, their newspapers had launched a “peace campaign” (with Nazi Germany) and reflexively supported the enemies of their country in just about everything.
Until now, “Haaretz” was a newspaper of treasonous political stands, but not a newspaper actually actively involved in treason and espionage. Half its columnists are the Israeli moral equivalents to Lord Haw-Haw. It has a market share in Israel of 6 or 7%, and I suspect that at least half its subscribers get the paper in spite of its anti-Israel ideology and thanks to The Marker, its business section, the best business supplement in Israel. (I am one such subscriber.) But now we have all discovered that Haaretz has gone beyond mere cheering on of treason to engage in it. Will Netanyahu have the courage of Churchill and shut down the newspaper for the duration of the war? Will he imprison extremists supporting the country’s enemies in time of war like Sir Winston? By the way, what Kam did was worse than what Jonathan Pollard was convicted of in the US, so Kam and Blau should be sentenced to a prison term at least as
long as that being served by Pollard.
Haaretz for its part is bragging about its role in the espionage and trying to spin it as a great act of patriotism. Really. Almost the entire newspaper this weekend is devoted to patting itself on the back for having run Kam and Blau. It was a great act of citizenship for peace, insist the editors and Op-Ed writers. After all, among the 2000 classified documents stolen by Kam and passed on to Haaretz were a couple that described Israeli military plans to continue to conduct targeted assassinations against Hamas terrorists in spite of an Israeli Supreme Court order that commanded the military and executive branch to stop those assassinations. So Haaretz was just whistle blowing, bleat the conscripted writers. Just preventing violations of the Court’s ruling.
Now if the Israeli military were indeed planning to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling, they should be cheered for doing so and awarded medals. That is because the Supreme Court ruling that prohibited targeted assassinations of terrorists who have not been read their Miranda rights was itself grossly illegal and unconstitutional. It was one of the worst outrages by Israeli Supreme Court justices dedicated to “judicial activism,” the anti-democratic doctrine of judicial tyranny that insists that the court need not base its rulings on actual laws or constitutional powers. There is absolutely no legal basis for the Israeli Supreme Court to interfere and kibbitz in the micro-management of Israel’s war against terrorism. The Court has no legitimate standing to dictate to the military how to pursue its tasks. If the military were really planning to ignore the Court (and it may just have been preparing contingency plans in case the
Knesset voted to overturn the Court’s ruling), then that might have been a golden opportunity to challenge judicial activism and rein in Israel’s anti-democratic activist judges.
But of course, that is NOT how Haaretz is spinning it. Haaretz strongly supports judicial activism because the judicial activists usually impose items from the leftist agenda upon the country in their rulings. Haaretz also led the crusade against the ex-Minister of Justice Daniel Friedmann, who endeavored to rein in the judicial activists.
Meanwhile Kam has become the poster girl of Israel’s far Left, which is increasingly open and brazen in its treasonous political positions. For years the Israeli far Left, along with its journalistic mentors at Haaretz, has been supporting the elimination of Israel and its enfoldment into a Palestinian “bi-national” state, promoting the Palestinian “Right of Return,” organizing lawbreaking and insurrection by soldiers, vandalizing Israel’s security wall and engaging in violent hooliganism against soldiers and police, supporting all demands by the terrorists, cheering on acts of Arab terror, and serving as human shields for murderers. Espionage is but a mere baby step beyond all that.
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