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Al-Qaeda Operating in Israeli Prisons
Nine terrorists imprisoned in Israel were detected by Israel Prison Service officials,
all planning to break away from Hamas and move to al-Qaeda. In an exclusive report,
Channel 2 TV news reported that a number of weeks ago, prison officials confiscated
written material traced to al-Qaeda. The material was intended for four terrorists
imprisoned in Israel, who they hoped would arrange terror attacks from behind bars. The
report added that the nine terrorists are imprisoned in four separate prisons in Israel,
all indicating they wish to leave Hamas, which is not "militant enough" in its struggle
Israelis Injured in Rocket Attacks and Jerusalem Stabbing
Arab terrorists in Gaza fired several Kassam rockets and mortars at Israeli towns
Wednesday evening and a woman was stabbed in a Jerusalem park. The Gazan terrorists fired
a Kassam rocket and mortar shell in the direction of the major city of Ashkelon, knocking
out power in the community of Netiv Ha'Asara and injuring at least one person. Five others
were treated for shock following the attack and a car and home were damaged.
Another mortar shell fell near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, halfway between northern Gaza and
the Ashkelon power station, which serves the entire southern part of the country.
In Jerusalem, an Arab terrorist stabbed a young woman in Gan HaPa'amon (Liberty Bell
Park), located at the intersection of Keren HaYesod and Emek Refaim streets in the
capital. The victim suffered light to moderate wounds, and police have arrested a suspect
who had in his possession a knife with fresh bloodstains.
In another incident earlier Wednesday, army sappers neutralized a 25-kilogram
(55-pound) bomb near the Karni crossing in northern Gaza, which has been opened for three
days to allow Israeli Arabs to visit relatives in Gaza.
Rabin Assassination Video Resurfaces After 10-Year Absence
November 4, 2005, marks 10 years since the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin. Now, just before the 10-year-anniversary of Rabin's murder, controversial
footage of the event has reappeared.
Over the years, despite continuous and intense media coverage and analysis of the
assassination and its ramifications, the video of the assassination, known as the Kempler
video, had virtually disappeared from public view.
Since its showing on Channel 2 Israel television two months after the assassination,
the Kempler video, one of history's most dramatic and important video clips, has been
hidden, perhaps deliberately, from the eyes of the public. It was never screened again on
Israel's state-regulated television, nor was it available on the Internet.
Likewise, the purported maker of the video, amateur photographer Ron Kempler, appeared
on television only once when the clip was screened. Since then, he appears to have
vanished without a trace.
The circumstances under which the assassination occurred provided the left with fertile
ground for a decade of denouncing and delegitimizing Israel's nationalist camp and its
political agenda, particularly against the national-religious camp. Yigal Amir, a law
student, activist, and vehement opponent of the Oslo accords, who was identified
politically with the national-religious camp, was arrested and convicted of carrying out
For the 25 years prior to the assassination, that group, more than any other, had been
identified with the drive to settle Israel's ancient biblical heartland, Judea, Samaria
and Gaza, liberated during the 1967 Six-Day War.
On the other hand, Rabin's main accomplishment as prime minister was the signing of the
Oslo accords. Those accords were designed to relinquish Israeli control of Judea, Samaria
and Gaza, and install in its place, a Palestinian state, run by the Palestine Liberation
Organization, an international terrorist organization led by Yasir Arafat.
As Israel prepared to relinquish control of cities liberated in the Six-Day War to PLO
control, tension in Israel between Rabin's supporters and detractors reached a feverish
pitch. The stage was set for Nov. 4, 1995, the assassination of a prime minister, and a
10-year vendetta against the opponents of Rabin's policies.
But did Yigal Amir really kill Yitzhak Rabin?
Not unlike the Kennedy assassination in 1963, Rabin's assassination is riddled with
factual inconsistencies that have given birth to conspiracy theories. Interestingly,
amateur photographers filmed both assassinations. In both cases, examination and analysis
of the filmed footage raise serious questions that conspiracy researchers use to support
But while the Zapruder film is readily available for viewing and scrutiny by the
general public, the Kempler video has only recently come out of hiding.
Go to the following web site to see the full Kempler video mms://mcmedia.a7.org/arutz
Private website operator David Rutstein explores on his Hebrew site glaring
inconsistencies in the official assassination documents and has made available for the
first time the full-length Kempler video for ongoing public scrutiny.
As a result, anyone interested in the Rabin assassination, conspiracy buffs included,
can now watch the video and decide for himself whether it supports or contradicts the
Israeli government's claim that Yigal Amir acted alone in assassinating the prime
minister. The conspiracy theorists contend that the upper echelons of Israel's secret
service orchestrated either an assassination attempt that backfired or an actual
A number of conspiracy theorists, the most prominent among them, Barry Chamish, do not
deny that Amir was involved in the assassination. Concurrently, they are not interested in
exonerating Amir or granting him clemency.
Chamish claims that Amir's weapon fired only blanks at the prime minister. The real
assassin was positioned in the back seat of Rabin's car. This unknown assassin shot and
killed Rabin only after his bodyguard, Yoram Rubin, pushed him into the car, following
Persons who espouse this theory claim that if Rabin indeed had been hit by Amir's
bullet (according to medical reports, the first bullet shattered Rabin's spine) he would
not have been able to remain standing, turn aside, and cast his face, startled, in Amir's
direction. Yet Rabin does exactly this, as the video clearly indicates at the 7:10 minute
mark and again in slow motion at 8:20 minutes. Rabin's facial expression does not depict
any pain, not something one would expect after sustaining a serious wound of any kind,
particularly a spinal injury.
This point is reiterated by one of the three bodyguards closest to Rabin, agent S.N.
(possibly S.G.) who delivered his testimony on Nov. 16, 1995 to police Internal Security
Unit officer Yoav Gazit:
"During the salvo I jumped towards the Prime Minister and his personal bodyguard (Yoram
Rubin). I didn't hear any cry of pain from the Prime Minister or from his bodyguard and I
didn't notice any traces (signs) of blood. The personal bodyguard and I put the Prime
Minister into his car and Rubin jumped with him inside and the car quickly exited the
area. At this stage it wasn't clear to me whether the PM or the bodyguard were hit or
One of the most astonishing and mysterious events in the film occurs after Amir fires
his shots. Kempler's video clearly and unmistakably shows (7:17 minutes into video and
repeated at 8:40) the back rear door of Rabin's vehicle close before Rabin's bodyguard,
Yoram Rubin, whisks the prime minister into the drivers' side of the car. Chamish suggests
that Rabin's actual assailant may have been pre-positioned in the back seat of the car as
part of a conspiracy to eliminate the prime minister.
No one has yet to come up with another plausible explanation as to why the rear door of
Rabin's Cadillac suddenly slammed shut. The prime minister's car was not equipped with
automatic doors. One explanation claims that the Cadillac's doors were built to close
automatically if the car is suddenly shaken. But the rear door shut before the others
entered the vehicle. That theory also does not explain why the front door opposite the
driver remained open.
Another event depicted in the video, one that warrants close scrutiny and examination,
is the conduct of Shimon Peres, one of the main architects of the Oslo accords, who served
as Rabin's foreign minister.
At the conclusion of that night's mass demonstration in support of the Rabin
government, held at a Tel Aviv park adjacent to city hall, Shimon Peres is filmed mingling
with the crowd just meters away from Yigal Amir, who was inexplicably waiting for his
target in a supposedly "sterile" area, reserved only for authorized security personnel.
After finishing with the crowd, Peres approaches Rabin's car (6:20 minutes), which was
parked behind his own in the sterile area. Peres stops by the car, and appears to look
inside, or inspect the vehicle for something. Peres then starts talking with a bodyguard
who points to the car. (As this occurs before the shots are fired, both the front and rear
doors opposite the driver's side are still open). What was it about the prime minister's
car that so interested Shimon Peres?
Then, suddenly, Peres is seen talking to Rabin's driver, Menachem Damti (6:34 minutes).
Prior to this, something apparently was cut out of video. Kempler claims he stopped
filming for a few seconds.
Peres finally gets into his own car, just as Rabin walks down the stairs into the
sterile area. Seconds later, he is shot at by Yigal Amir.
There are numerous other inconsistencies, some quite haunting and eerie, in the Kempler
video and in the circumstances surrounding the assassination that provide powerful impetus
to conspiracy theories. Citing even a small fraction of them here would be beyond the
scope of this brief article. Readers are encouraged to investigate further and make their
Aside from one television appearance on Channel 2 ten years ago, Kempler has been
unavailable to answer questions regarding his video clip. His testimony as an eyewitness
at Amir's trial failed to address many of these issues, some of which were raised by
Amir's defense attorneys. "I'm not a video or camera expert," was a typical remark.
As history would have it, Kempler fortuitously stood on the roof of the Gan Ha-ir
shopping mall overlooking the "sterile" area near the prime minister's car where Yigal
Amir was waiting to attack Yitzhak Rabin. Minutes before the assassination, Kempler, who
claimed to be an amateur photographer, focused his camera on Amir for no apparent reason
and followed his actions until he fired his pistol.
Conspiracy theorists explain this peculiar oddity of fate, contending that Kempler
himself was a part of the conspiracy. They suggest that Israel's secret service arranged
the video and then tampered with it in various ways in order to convince a skeptical
public that Yigal Amir was the lone assassin, and diffuse any attempts to prove otherwise.
While the video served as key evidence in obtaining Amir's conviction and to underpin
the Shamgar Commission's lone assassin conclusion, it has ironically become home base for
supporting conspiracy theories, like those put forward by Barry Chamish.
The fact that the video has been concealed from the public for the past ten years,
along with Kempler's cryptic absence from Israel's all-penetrating media, only serves to
heighten speculation regarding a potential cover-up in relation to the circumstances of
the Rabin assassination.
With or without the Kempler video, the naked truth behind the administration that
brought about the Oslo accords and the subsequent Oslo War will ultimately be exposed to
public scrutiny and judgment.
What Do Israelis Do in the Bathroom?
Most won't go to a public toilet, only a quarter read the newspaper, 27 percent go at
least twice a day, and 20 percent suffer from constipation. So what, exactly, goes on in
there, the most private room in the house, behind closed doors?
A recent poll surveying Israeli bathroom habits turned up some surprises: 25 percent of
Israelis use the bathroom at work only in case of emergency; 26 percent read the newspaper
while sitting on the toilet, and 27 percent go to the bathroom at least twice a day. And
20 percent suffer from constipation.
The poll was conducted by Novartis, a company that markets an anti-constipation
chocolate. Fifty-five percent of the population uses the bathroom once a day. Ten
percent go once every other day, and 6 percent once in three days.
And what do we do in there? Most people do nothing (apart from the obvious). Just 26
percent of Israelis read the newspaper in the bathroom. Four percent read books, 3 percent
do crossword or sudoku puzzles, 3 percent think and just 1-in-100 smoke cigarettes.
How much time do we spend in the bathroom? About half those questioned said they spend
up to five minutes per visit. 40 percent said they spend five-to-15 minutes "in there,"
and the rest said they often sit on the porcelain throne up to 20 minutes.
Men spend more time in the bathroom than women: 35 percent of men spend at least 10
minutes in the "john." whereas only 29 percent of women do the same. 3 percent of men said
they spend 15-20 minutes on the can, whilst no woman said she spends more than 15
And what about public toilets? Most people said they would use a public restroom only
in case of emergency. 49 percent of women usually "hold it in" until they get home, as
opposed to 37 percent of men.
The poll also said that one-in-five Israelis suffer constipation: 30 percent report
constipation every day, 32 once every month or two. And most of the victims are women.
And: 27.5 percent of women suffer constipation, as opposed to 14 percent of men.
Forty-four percent of those who suffer from constipation do not treat the problem. And
of those that do, a third use pills, and only a tiny percentage changed their diet to
include fruits and vegetables, or added exercise to their daily routines to help the
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