Lawyer Keidar criticizes “Jewish Home” head, Naftali Bennett for support of Torture of Jewish Hilltop Settlers

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Lawyer Keidar criticizes “Jewish Home” head, Naftali Bennett for support of Torture of Jewish Hilltop Settlers

Long ago Bennett and Netanyahu came out in support of illegal torture of Jewish Hilltop youth.
See for example,
Today the left-wing court partially acknowledged this crime (but the court has not had the moral courage to throw out the entire accusation, but instead “cherry picks” what to believe and what not to believe ).

Court Rejects Confessions Made Under Torture in Duma Arson Case

The Lod District Court on Tuesday ruled that in the case of the minor defendant, who is accused of being an accessory to the arson/murder of a family of three in the Duma Village in 2015, all his confessions are disqualified, having been given under intense torture which caused his mental condition to deteriorate to the point where he required medical treatment.
During the hearing, the judge said that “the use of the [excessive] means (the state’s euphemism for torture) severely violated the rights of the defendants.”

It is clear from anyone who really followed the case that the Duma Arson case is really an inner Arab squabble that was used by someone in the government to frame the Jews. See for example:

In any case I am still waiting for the Bernie Sanders Jews, who are so quick to complain against Israel on phony issues to start using their “talents” to protest a real crime. Or if not come out of the closet like the so-called ACLU and openly show that your agenda is political and not really human rights.
What am I referring to?
The ACLU’s Regrettable Turn to Partisan Politics
By Joe Lieberman
February 08, 2018

Forty years ago, a band of neo-Nazis contrived a plan to march through Skokie, Illinois, a Chicago suburb that was home to many Holocaust survivors. It was a publicity stunt in which the Nazis intended to strike fear in the hearts of the very Jews who had been directly victimized by Hitler’s regime. Most Americans were outraged, and advocates set out to deny these anti-Semites a permit to march. But one group defended the rights of the Nazis to protest as guaranteed by the First Amendment: the American Civil Liberties Union

Historically, the ACLU has been single-minded in its determination to protect free speech—no matter how abhorrent the underlying words might be. They defended American flag burners and others on the left as consistently as they represented the Nazis and others on the right. In other words, the organization was without an ideological bias. No political agenda could interfere with its overriding commitment to the Constitution—particularly the First Amendment. The ACLU endured harsh criticism for this but never buckled.

Until now.

The ACLU’s leaders recently announced their intention to spend $25 million to support issue-based electioneering during the 2018 campaign cycle. Why? The organization’s fundraising has grown exponentially in the wake of President Trump’s election and many of the group’s donors are demanding that the ACLU use its expanded coffers to bring the fight against the administration’s agenda, not just in the courts but in the political process as well. The ACLU has chosen to become a direct actor in partisan elections, morphing what was once a nonpartisan organization into what looks like another advocacy group on the left.

I didn’t agree with ACLU’s opinion at the outset to defend Nazi free speech rights. In my view the laws of G-d take precedence over the laws of men. The laws of G-d demand zero tolerance for Nazis, but for the Jews who hold the ACLU ideology of 40 years ago, I would have expected of them at the very least to be vocal on the issue I’m raising or to come out openly and admit where their loyalties really belong.
In any case their deafening silence on this issue for several years proves, the classic ACLU Jew no longer exists or was a hypocrite from the outset when he talked about civil rights. If in the end some liberal ends up making a token statement of protest, I will understand that at best it’s a cold political calculation that he took in order to gain credibility when he asks for more rights and concessions for Islamic-fascists and other allies of the left. The window of opportunity to make a moral statement has already closed.

This comment was written by Shlomo Moshe Scheinman

Comment #2: An objection to my accusation that so-called civil rights groups like ACLU only use Civil Rights as a weapon to advance leftist agendas and they are not really interested in Civil Rights as an end in itself, might be raised. The objection is maybe ACLU would “love” to stick up for the civil rights of right-wing Jews in Israeli settlements but their mandate only allows them to deal with USA issues.
My answer is that the ACLU web site states and I quote:

In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the foundational document of the modern human rights system. Since then, the United States has provided global leadership on many human rights issues. But its embrace of the rights enshrined in the UDHR has been partial and selective.

The ACLU Human Rights Program (HRP) is specifically dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to universal human rights principles and rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. HRP is part of a reemerging movement of U.S.-based organizations that use the international human rights framework in domestic rights advocacy.

Some of the Hilltop youth torture victims were USA citizens. If ACLU and like-minded organizations wanted to they could have used the above stated principle in their web site to protect Jewish settlers or at least the USA citizens among them. But they are not really interested in human rights so they did nothing.

What do I hope to accomplish with this article?

I hope to get people who truly like the Hilltop youth, interested in looking for alternatives to Naftali Bennett or ACLU to provide some protection. I do not want to repeat the mistake of Yosef (Joseph) who put too much faith in the goodwill of the wine-steward (Chabad calls him the chief cupbearer ) to solve a severe human rights violation.
Bereishit – Genesis – Chapter 40:23
But the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, and he forgot him.


But the chief cupbearer did not remember: on that day.
and he forgot him: afterwards. Because Joseph relied on him to remember him, he was compelled to be confined for two years, as it is said:“Praiseworthy is the man who made the Lord his trust and did not turn to the haughty (רְהָבִים)” (Ps. 40:5). He did not turn to the Egyptians, who are called רַהַב, haughty. [From Gen. Rabbah 89:3]

Comment #3
ACLU Jews do not share the same motivations as politicians, like Bennett.

ACLU Jews initiate policies that are hostile to Jewish settlers, such as, defending the BDS boycotters of Israel and defending the rights of Arab radicals to speak against the Jews on college campuses.

ACLU Jews protest laws designed to protect Jews from anti-semitism, as long as the Jew-Haters repackage their hatred as Anti-Zionism.

ACLU Jews demand that the USA gives easy immigration and citizen rights to Jew-hating Muslims, that will make the country unsafe for Jews just like many areas of Europe have become unsafe for Jews due to Jew-hating Muslim immigration.

ACLU Jews have opposed laws to protect settlers in Judea and Samaria and even in pre-6 Day War Israel, from hostile boycotts.

ACLU Jews oppose laws that would guarantee Jewish employees the right to observe the Sabbath and Jewish holidays, and the men to wear skullcaps at work.

Comment #4 As far as Bennett and Netanyahu are concerned, I’d say if there was many complaints made to them for backing Shabak torture, to force a false confession on the Duma arson, they might feel embarrassed enough to apologize to the victims. I can’t say for sure they would, only it’s a possibility.
Here is one of the many sources showing that also Netanyahu backed the torture 3 years ago
If you believe you can make a convincing case and you are not worried that contact with these individuals could cause harm, here is the contact information I found on the Knesset web site.
Benjamin Netanyahu
Telephone: 02-6753227, 02-6408228
Fax: 02-6496659
Email: bnetanyahu@KNESSET.GOV.IL

Naftali Bennett
Contact Info

Telephone: 02-6408430, 02-6408431
Fax: 02-6496940
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