Knesset Recognizes Existence of Australian Prisoner X
...the hands of one of the gentleman were laid on K.'s throat, while the other pushed the knife deep into his heart and twisted it there, twice.—The Trial, Franz Kafka
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Few know how the X-Wing looks; yet, reliable sources have told me many years ago that it occupies an underground facility within Ayalon Prison, the highest-security prison in the country, and is formally known as "Section 15." With the exception of Yigal Amir—Prime Minister Rabin's assassin—the identities of the inmates are kept secret even from the jailors. Yet, the X-Wing is well known since the Unfortunate Affair. "Haesek Bish" as it is known in Hebrew, refers to a failed Israeli covert false flag operation, Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the summer of 1954. A group of Egyptian Jews was recruited by Israeli military intelligence in order to plant bombs inside Egyptian, American and British-owned targets. The attacks were to be blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian Communists, "unspecified malcontents" or "local nationalists" with the aim of creating a climate of violence and instability, and so allowing the British government to retain its occupying troops in the Suez Canal. After the Unfortunate Affair became public, Pinhas Lavon, then Israel's Minister of Defense, was forced to resign. In 2005, the surviving agents were formally honored with a certificate of appreciation by the Israeli President Moshe Katzav. The point is that the Mossad network in Egypt was disclosed by one of its members, Avri Elad, who sold their friends to the Egyptian authorities. Before that, he had been expelled from the Palmach, the elite corps of the HaHagana (the IDF's predecessor) for stealing from his friends. This charming character was apparently the first person to be imprisoned in the X-Wing, but he wasn't the last one.
Three members of the Knesset used the opportunity to demand from the government details on "The Australian Prisoner Affair," as it is known in Israel. Ahmed Tibi, Zahava Gal-On, and Dov Khenin, who belong to the Opposition, openly disclosed these details in the Knesset. None of them would have done that without knowing for sure that the details were true. Confirming this last claim was the decision of Yitzhak Aharonovich, Minister of Internal Security, to cancel his farewell speech scheduled for today, February 13, in order to avoid commenting on the denouncement made by the Opposition. Moreover, two Coalition members reacted wildly. Moti Yogev is a Knesset Member for The Jewish Home; a retired IDF colonel, he was commander of Maglan, an elite commando unit. In that function he was also commander of Naftali Bennett, the party's leader. His party may become a senior partner in Netanyahu's next coalition. On the same day, he said, "the Left used its status to harm the security of the State; dealing with this affair hurts the State's capabilities to defend itself." If these words weren't clear enough, he added, "there is room for criticism, but one must know that there are certain topics that most Israeli citizens don't want to know about and trust their safety in the hands of the security systems." One could imagine a similar discourse in Nazi Germany. Miriam Regev—who was the IDF Spokesperson before joining Likud—said, "the Knesset Members who disclosed the affair must face trial." Her justification was phenomenal: "they disclosed State-secrets." The disclosed, and she confirmed. In other words, "The Australian Prisoner Affair" has been recognized as true by Opposition and Coalition. This is the time to disclose that the man was suspected of being a double-agent and that he had been jailed under a fake identity provided by the Mossad. The only thing unknown is what was the information he gave, and who was his other allegiance.
We don't know for sure who that man was; he never had a chance of a fair trial. Yet, he had served the citizens of Israel faithfully in a way he hadn't planned. The abovementioned Zahava Gal-On said, "The phenomenon of journalists volunteering to censor information at the authorities' request is patently undemocratic. I had hoped that it had been abandoned dozens of years ago." Aluf Benn, Editor-in-Chief of Haaretz said, "Israel's censorship laws shine a spotlight instead of hushing up the blunder. Government censorship in modern times – be it in Israel, Syria or Iran, becomes a pathetic attempt to turn the clock back to a time before WikiLeaks, Facebook and Twitter, and before bloggers who don't give two hoots about the censor." It is funny that he denies censorship on the grounds of its impossibility instead of being due to its injustice, but that's typical of Jewish culture. Israel cannot claim to be a Democracy while it behaves like that, it cannot have secret laws, secret trials, and secret punishments which serve a remarkably small elite. We, Israeli citizens, know and fear that. You, citizens of the World, choose to ignore that and support a Terror State.
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