Deep State is not so deep in Israel – Shin-Bet, Mossad, and the baby-stealing scandal

State is not so deep in Israel – Shin-Bet, Mossad, and the
baby-stealing scandal

new wave of
protest by Yemenite Jews, the Israeli government appointed Minister
without Portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi, of Yemenite
background himself, to investigate allegations of baby-stealing by
state welfare and medical agencies in the 1950s. Following his
appointment, Hanegbi proudly announced that he had also obtained
approval for the investigation from Shin-Bet and Mossad…

Yemenite children in
a tent camp in Israel circa 1950.

Post World War II
refugees arriving in Israel from Europe.

OccupyTLV, August
20 – for decades, Yemenite Jews in Israel leveled accusations that
during the early decades of the state, authorities stole their
babies. Typically, they have been dismissed even recently as
conspiracy theories. [i]
Now the matter may be investigated again – this time around,
apparently with Shin-Bet and Mossad approval….

The typical
cases were of large, impoverished families, where a new baby was
born. The parents were told in the hospital that the baby died, but
never got to see the body. Other cases involved families in transit
immigrant camps, whose babies needed to be hospitalized. Again, they
were told by medical or welfare personnel that the babies died, but
were never shown a body, no death certificates were issued, and no
graves were identified. Yemenite Jews alleged that such babies were
kidnapped and given for adoption in Israel and abroad.

The issue was
first raised in 1950 by an association of Yemenite Jews. Initial
government response was typical - classifying the records.

The issue was the
subject of both official and unofficial investigations in the 1960s
and 1980s. Hundreds of cases were reviewed. In some cases it was
established that the babies were indeed given for adoption in Israel.
In other cases it was suspected that they were given for adoption
abroad. Numerous cases were categorized as “missing babies”.
Yemenite Jews considered the previous investigations more of the

In the past it
was claimed that the practice was applied only to Yemenite Jews, and
racism was inferred as a motive. [ii]
However, very recent reports raise claims that the practice was more
widespread, also applied to families of holocaust survivors. [iii]
The affair has even gained some recent international media
attention. [iv]

Demand for a true
investigation has gained momentum again – campaigns on social
networks was the hallmark. In response, Prime Minister Netanyahu
yielded and issued Twitter and Facebook messages, consenting to a new
investigation. It’s the new form of direct democracy in Israel.

On June 15, 2016
Netanyahu announced that Minister without portfolio Tzach Hanegbi was
designated to head the new investigation, and later it was reported
that he was formally appointed by the Israeli government.

Tzachi Hanegbi is
a member of the ruling Likud party, and of Yemenite background
himself. Therefore, his appointment was intended to lend credibility
to the new investigation. (Hanegbi has some credibility issues on
other accounts, including conviction of perjury in a case that
originated in dozens of nefarious, political appointments to
government jobs, including some fictitious jobs. Hanegbi also was
subject of other criminal investigations, including a 1997 case,
where it was alleged that he was the key actor in a deal, involving
Netanyahu as well, where attempt was made to appoint a new Attorney
General, who would close a bribing investigation against key
coalition partner - cabinet minister Aryeh Deri – later convicted
and imprisoned on other corruption matters, now again serving as
Interior Minister in Netanyahu’s cabinet...)

With it, Hanegbi
served in key government positions, including Minister of Justice,
and Chairman of the powerful Knesset Committee on Foreign and
Security Affairs.

On such
background, Arutz Sheva (also known as Israel National News), an
Israeli media network identifying with Religious Zionism, broadcast
on August 17, 2016 an interview with Hanegbi, where he stated that he
had obtained permission from the Shin-Bet and Mossad for his new
investigation of the Yemenite baby-stealing scandal. [v]

Hangebi explained
in the interview, that in some of the related files, which he had
already been exposed to, there were references to activities of the
Mossad and names of Mossad personnel.

In Israel, no one
seemed to question the need for Shin-Bet and Mossad approval of
investigation into the conduct of welfare and medical personnel some
50 years ago, after the investigation had been decided by the
cabinet… or the involvement of Mossad and Shib-Bet in the
baby-stealing scandal in the first place… The situation is
particularly striking on the background of claims of lack of Shin-Bet
involvement in matters, where it should have been involved, or
matters, where Shin-Bet was apparently involved in criminality. [vi]

Deep State in
Israel is not so deep at all…

The baby-stealing
practice itself, may be seen as reflecting a state that had and has
minimal consideration for Human Rights, and in its early years was in
the midst of a massive social engineering project: A new Israeli
identity was constructed and enforced on masses of impoverished
refugees, who poured in from post-WWII Europe, from the Middle East
and from North Africa. The project also involved active suppression
of the native languages and cultures of the immigrants, even the
Yiddish culture, which was the native culture of most of the new
state’s leaders. [vii,viii]

In different
forms, the same mindset continues to this date, but under the seal of
the courts. The ease and numbers of children that are removed from
their biological parents and given to foster care or adoption has
been the subject of bitter social protest. [ix]
And a 2013 Knesset committee on Children's Rights documents that
even in recent years, children are taken from low socio-economic
status families for adoption through dubious methods. [x]


The Disappeared Yemenite Babies_Tablet

Yemenite Children Affair: Families of the kidnapped speak

Report Sparks Dozens of New Testimonies of Ashkenazi Kids
Disappearing, Some in Pre-state Israel_Haaretz

2016-08-18 Israel’s mysterious baby-stealing scandal extends to
Holocaust survivors_Russia Today

Minister Hanegbi, appointed to investigate the Yemenite children
scandal, discloses that he obtained Mossad and Shin-Bet
approval_Arutz Sheva

ISRAEL: Who is the Shin Bet loyal to?

2016-06-14 ISRAEL: Computer fraud in the
Central Election Commission? Where is the Shin-Bet?

Jewish Valentine's in

ISRAEL: Shin-Bet v IDF - "Armageddon"

ISRAEL: The Shin-Bet-Judiciary Gang and organized

ISRAEL: Nation hijacked by a Shin-Bet Judiciary

Mizrahi culture was suppressed, Ashkenazi culture is simply

and Jewish Identity in Israeli and American Literature, edited by E.
Miller Budick, State University of New York Press (2001)

2016-06-20 US DHS assists in suppression of anti-corruption dissent

2013-12-31 Knesset Committee on Children's Rights, Protocol #42, on
removing children from their biological parents by social workers


By: HumanRightsAlert (694.20)

Tags: Shin-Bet, Mossad, Human Trafficking

Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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