Rabbi of Yitzhar Yeshiva arrested while Ehud Barak enroute to crucial meeting in DC. Vital to besiege Barak feedback upon arrival
In the early hours of this morning, Israeli security swooped down on Yitzhar and arrested the rosh yeshiva on charges stemming from the halachik treatise which he wrote that relates to the dilemma of when it is permitted and not permitted to use force against non-Jews.
Sources in the Israel defense establishment confirm that Barak has also given orders to demolish the rabbi’s yeshiva in Yitzhar during Barak’s seminal visit in the U.S.
All this is being done while the Knesset is in recess.
It is vital that Ehud Barak upon arrival in the U.S. be swamped with reasonable requests to release the rabbi from custody and to immediately order the cancellation of the directive to demolish the yeshiva – the pretext for the demolition is a building code violation from 1998. This could be a precedent for the IDF to destroy hundreds of public buildings in Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and in Jerusalem.
What the Israeli government fears the most is feedback from abroad. Therefore, it is imperative that foreign citizens contact Barak’s spokesman upon arrival (Barak Seri is the spokesman’s name) – he is using his Israel cell phone 972-50-629-8949.
At the same time, it is vital to express the same concern with the cabinet secretary of the government of Israel, Tzvi Hauser. Hauser reports directly to Bibi and has Bibi’s ear.
Contact Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at:
(attention: Tzvi Hauser, Cabinet Secretary of the Israel government)
011-972-2-6753333 (if told Prime Minister is not present, ask for any Likud aide or legislator)
Fax (send to all three numbers) Â
011-972-2-563-2580 (attention: Tzvi Hauser, Cabinet Secretary of the
Email (send to all three email addresses) Â
firstname.lastname@example.org (attention: Tzvi Hauser, Cabinet Secretary of the
email@example.com (underscore after pm)