(Article changed on October 26, 2013 at 18:48)Abstract
Key events in governance of the State of Israel in recent decades include: a) Kav 300 affair (1984), where the confrontation between the Shin-Bet (Secret Service) and the justice system ended in a stalemate, b) Prime Minister Rabin's assassination (1995), where the Shin-Bet was deeply involved, and the justice system engaged in after-the-fact cover-up, and c) Death of Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court Shmaryahu Cohen under suspicious circumstances (2002) and the concomitant hacking of the computer systems of the Israeli Supreme Court through an "inside job", where the judiciary and the Shin-Bet acted in full collusion.
During the following decade, fraudulent computer systems were implemented in all Israeli courts, in a project involving US-based corporations IBM and EDS, and in violation of the law of the State of Israel. The outcome today is a nation, where the positions of chief clerks of the various courts, including the Supreme Court, are usurped by individuals with no lawful appointment and no lawful authority, where of the various courts act outside the framework of any conceivable law, court process is blatantly invalid, court records routinely falsified, "everything is adjudicable", corruption of the courts is rampant, and public trust in the justice system is at all-time low. In parallel, socio-economic conditions in Israel deteriorated. While the economy continued its growth, poverty and homelessness soared, housing became unaffordable, and income and asset distribution no longer fit a civilized society. Human Rights and internet activists must keep a watchful eye on government computer systems, particularly those of the justice system.
A. Kav 300 Affair (1984) [i]
The affair should be viewed as a confrontation between the Shin-Bet and the justice system, which ended in a stalemate.
The Bus 300 affair, also known as Kav 300 affair, was a 1984 incident in which Shin Bet members executed two Palestinian bus hijackers, immediately after the hostage crisis incident ended and they were captured.
After the incident the Shin Bet members gave false testimony on their involvement in the affair. The Israeli military censor blacked out coverage of the hijacking originally, but nevertheless, the publication of information regarding the affair in foreign press, and eventually in the Israeli media, led a public uproar which led many in the Israeli public to demand that the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the hijackers would be investigated. In 1985 a senior Israeli army general Yitzhak Mordechai was acquitted of charges related to the deaths of the captured hijackers. Later, it emerged that members of the Shin Bet , Israel's internal security service, had implicated the general, while concealing who gave the direct order that the prisoners be killed. In 1986 the Attorney General of Israel , Yitzhak Zamir , was forced to resign after he refused to call off an investigation into the Shin Bet's role in the affair. Shortly afterwards Avraham Shalom , head of the Shin Bet resigned and was given a full Presidential pardon for unspecified crimes, while pardons were granted to many involved before charges were laid.
The Rabin assassination should be viewed as a direct confrontation between the Shin Bet and the Rule of Law, where the Secret Service was deeply involved in the killing of a sitting Prime Minister, with whose security it were charged, while the justice system colluded with the Shin Bet in after-the-fact cover up of the true nature of events.
According to the official version of events, Rabin was assassinated through the actions of a lone gunman, Yigal Amir, a young, right-wing extremist. As it turned out, Amir was a former Secret Service employee, and the violent leader of his extreme right-wing cell, Avishai Raviv, was an undercover Secret Service agent -- even at the time of the assassination. Both Amir and Raviv were prosecuted. Amir was found guilty, while Raviv was found not guilty.
With it, the Israeli courts established an official version of events, which was consistent neither with much of the physical evidence nor with numerous eye witness testimonies.
The official version was publicly challenged by various notable public figures in Israel.