by Barry Chamish
There have been breakthroughs on two fronts this week. For the first time after five cancellations, I actually appeared on an Israeli tv show. It was the Pnini Hagadol Show, very popular among the young, hip, secular, leftwing crowd. I knew I was heading into a minefield and successfully evaded the traps, all of them. Never has a tv guest explained the real Rabin murder with such dignity. Finally, we broke through to the left. It took long enough and I was ready.
We have an eye-witness.
What an eye-witness.
Putting up the Hebrew Rabin website at http://chamish.tsedek.com paid off big. A site visitor sent me the following message: If you don't read Hebrew or have Hebrew fonts you're going to see gibberish, soon to be translated. Hebrew readers will be in the loop.
øçå÷ îì÷áì àú òðééï ä÷åðñôéøöéä, àáì áëì æàú éù îùäå ùîèøéã àåúé àðé:
áìéì øöç øáéï äæãîðúé ìáéú äçåìéí àéëéìåá ëîðäì ñðéó çáøú äàáèçä ùðúðä àú
äàáèçä áî÷åí. îåì äëðéñä ìçãø äîéåï çðúä îëåðéú ä÷àãéì÷ ùì øáéï. àðé æåëø
ùðéâùúé åæéäéúé ëúí ãí âãåì áîøëæ äîåùá äàçåøé. éçã òí æàú: øàéúé âí ëúí ãí
îàåã ìà ÷èï òì äîåùá ä÷éãîé ùìéã äðäâ.
áàåúå òøá ñáøúé ùæä äãí ùì äîàáèç ùðôöò, øåáéï. àåìí áäîùê ìîãúé ùéåøí
øåáéï ðëðñ òí øáéï áãìú äàçåøéú, åìà îöàúé áùåí î÷åí ùòáø áùìá îñåééí
÷ãéîä. åáðåñó: äôöéòä ùì øåáéï äéúä ÷ìä éçñéú, àåìí ëúí äãí äéä âãåì îàåã.
àæ ùì îé äéä ëúí äãí äæä??
The letter reads: I'm the last person to accept the conspiracy business but something is bothering me. I am the manager of the security company responsible for guarding Ichilov Hospital and I was called there on the night of the murder. Rabin's Cadillac was parked outside the entrance to the Trauma Center.
I approached the car and looked inside. I identified a large bloodstain in the middle of the backseat. I also saw a not very small bloodstain on the front passenger seat next to the driver's seat.
That evening I thought it came from the wounded bodyguard, Rubin. But in time I learned Rubin entered the backseat with Rabin and never came into the front. On top of that, Rubin's wound was relatively mild and couldn't explain the very large bloodstain.
So whose bloodstain was it?
(name withheld for now).
Someone else was shot in Rabin's car besides Rabin. I know who and I'm not alone. Just a few hours after Rabin was declared dead, one of his bodyguards was buried in Givat Shaul Cemetery, Jerusalem. I've heard reports of the funeral from numerous sources in the Orthodox community and Yaacov Werker, chairmen of the Public Committee To Reinvestigate The Rabin Murder, interviewed one of the attendants. (His name is Binyamin).
However, the best witness will finally turn out to be the corrupt pathologist who changed Rabin's wounds in his autopsy report, Dr. Yehuda Hiss. On the day Yigal Amir was indicted, Hiss was on his way to Ichilov in a taxi. He heard the indictment on the radio and started to tell the taxi driver what really happened on the murder night. Amir, he declared, couldn't have been the murderer because Rabin was shot three times, not twice like the government is claiming. And he wasn't the only one dead at Ichilov that night. One of Rabin's bodyguards was murdered and he examined his body as well.
Based on what he heard after Hiss showed him his ID card, the taxi driver turned to an attorney, Shmuel Fleischmann, who submitted a request to the Supreme Court to reopen the Rabin assassination.
I phoned the new witness and Yaacov Werker visited him. He agreed to sign a legal declaration that he saw a large bloodstain on the front passenger seat of Rabin's limo. Here's what he told me:
"I came to work well after Rabin was admitted. I saw his Cadillac and no one was guarding it. So I looked inside and saw the two stains. Really, that's all I have to tell."
"Were you alone?"
"No, there was another guard around named Tsur. I called him over and asked him what he thought. He looked in the car as well but we didn't know what it all meant. I'm not sure if he even does now."
"Shouldn't there have been more than two guards? What about ambulances?"
"No ambulances. They parked outside the ER. Rabin's car wasn't where incoming patients enter."
"Do you think that was strange?"
"No, the stain in the front seat is all that concerns me. Whose was it?"
I told him about the dead bodyguard but avoided the biggest pitfall in the story: the testimony to the Shamgar Commission of police officer Pinchas Terem. This is one of the most bizarre incidents of the murder and here's why:
A minute and a half before he arrived at Ichilov, Rabin's driver Menachem Damti, testified to the Shamgar Commission, that he stopped the car at Arlozorov at Weizmann Street to let in a cop. Damti claimed he became confused and forgot how to drive to Ichilov. From where he stopped the car, he could have spit and hit Ichilov. It was that close. But the driver of four prime ministers over 24 years, couldn't find Ichilov from seventy meters away. For that he needed a policeman to guide him. That policeman was 24 year old Terem. He testified at the Shamgar Commission and has not agreed to be interviewed since.
Shamgar asked him what were the first words he heard when he entered Rabin's car. He testified that the bodyguard Yoram Rubin told him to, "Bandage me. I'm wounded."
So Rabin was dying on the seat next to him and his brave bodyguard asked for a bandage to put over the little surface booboo on his arm.
Then things turned positively surrealistic. The only point I deliberately excluded from my book, Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin, was Terem's next piece of testimony. It was just too weird. Shamgar asked what happened next and Terem testified that Rubin tore Rabin's shirt to make the bandage.
I must have stared at that one line for half a night trying to imagine what happened. In the end I decided that Rabin had a spare shirt in the car. If not, Rubin ripped Rabin's bloody shirt off his back.
My new witness has offered an explanation for Terem's seemingly ridiculous testimony. It didn't happen. Damti didn't really get lost and Terem wasn't really in Rabin's car. He was somehow persuaded to lie in order to cover up the murder of Rabin's bodyguard in the front seat next to Damti.
We can safely report the loss of the bodyguard because we now have an incredibly reliable witness to another murder in Yitzhak Rabin's Cadillac. Breakthrough!
An appeal for information:
Agreed, I should expand on the coordinated terror in Israel, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. Agreed, the suicide bomb murder of the married couple, Dina and Gadi Levy, in Hebron looked targeted and so far no one has properly explained to me why they were buried in separate cemeteries. And yes, Sharon's cancellation of his meeting with Bush after the Jerusalem bus bombing was handy and should be explored.
However, it isn't every week that such a powerful eyewitness emerges and nothing must diminish the significance of this development.
However, I have been hired to finally find out what Jonathan Pollard is still doing in prison. I have made wonderful strides already. I think I'm going to nail Caspar Weinberger, among others who exacted revenge on Pollard and kept him incarcerated to save their own backsides. I need information and witnesses. If you have a piece of the puzzle, please contact me.
Meanwhile, I'm doing the unenviable task of proofreading my upcoming Hebrew book, Hatseelu Yisrael. It'll be out by June 1. Its English original, Save Israel, is available by writing me at firstname.lastname@example.org