COVERING UP FOR PEACE - THE MURDER OF
JUDGE ADI AZAR
by Barry Chamish
There is nothing complicated about the July 19 murder
of Israeli judge Adi Azar. The murderers have already confessed
but the Israeli government is rejecting the confession. Accepting
it could ruin the "peace" process. So, the Israeli
media is spreading salacious gossip about the judge's personal
life, including "a love triangle."
The key to the cover-up is convincing the public
that Yasir Arafat never tells the truth. Let's have a look at
the events leading up to the murder:
July 10 - World Court In Hague orders Israel to remove its security
July 11 - Tel Aviv bomb kills 19 year old soldier, wounds 34
July 12 - American court orders PLO to pay the family of American
terror victim Yaron Ungar, $116 million in damages.
July 12 - Arafat: Israel Staged Tel Aviv Bombing by Abu Khaled
Toameh, Jerusalem Post:
"Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat condemned
Sunday's Tel Aviv bomb explosion that was claimed by his Aksa
Martyrs Brigade, accusing Israel of masterminding the attack...This
is not the first time Arafat has accused Israel of carrying out
attacks against Israelis. In the past, he accused the Israeli
security services of assassinating tourism minister Rehavam Zeevi."
The Tel Aviv bombing
was out of character. It was not a suicide attack, rather a bomb
hidden in bushes near a bus stop. It was designed to do the least
possible damage while appearing to be a major incident. As for
Zeevi, my research has Arafat dead-on right about Zeevi. (Please
read Save Israel! for details).
Now we look at
the American court decision, also from the Jerusalem Post.
July 13 - US Court, PA Must Pay Terror Victims Family
"In what may be a landmark blow to global terrorist financing,
a federal judge in the US ordered the Palestinian Liberation
Organization to pay $116 million to the family of a US citizen
murdered in Israel eight years ago."
are thousands of terror victims, dead or mutilated, and at $116
million a pop, the PLO and its murder state would be bankrupted
if this ruling sets a precedent. Now, on to Judge Azar.
He was adjudicating terror compensation cases in Tel Aviv and
the PLO could not have liked his rulings. Nor could their supporters
in the Israeli "peace" camp.
us look at how Judge Azar handled the issue of the suit against
the Egged bus company against Arafat and his "Authority."
Arutz Sheva IsraelNationalNews.com
"Arafat Goes To Court A bill for 52 million shekels did
what nothing else was able to do: get PLO chieftain Yasser Arafat
to recognize Israelis courts. He turned yesterday to the Tel
Aviv District Court, asking it to overturn a decision of seven
weeks ago obligating him personally to pay that sum. The court,
ruling on a suit by Egged, Israel's main bus company, stated
that Arafat must compensate the company for terrorism-related
damages caused during the first year of the ongoing Oslo War.
"Egged had claimed in the suit that Arafat himself, as the
one who drafted and sent terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks,
must be made to know that the costs will come out of his own
pocket. "This is just another way to wage the war against
terrorism," Egged claimed. In the first year of the Oslo
War, Egged suffered more than 50 attacks, in which 113 people
were killed, including a bus driver, and 594 were wounded, including
19 drivers. Financial damage added up to over 164 million shekels.
"The court ruled in early February, after Arafat did not
even bother to respond to the papers served against him, that
he must pay the sum - plus court costs of 100,000 shekels.
"Atty. Yosef Arnon, representing Arafat, claimed in court
yesterday that the lawyers representing the PA/PLO in the case
were not his client's, and that Arafat therefore cannot be judged
to have received the court papers. Arafat's lawyer also asked
that the judge, Hon. Adi Azar, be disqualified from the case."
- For more
details of the Egged case, visit: http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=259128
As for Judge
Azar's treatment of the PLO lawyer Yosef Arnon:
"Attorney Jamal Abu Toameh, an Arab citizen of Israel, has
been replaced by Yossi Arnon, a Jewish lawyer. "We realized
that in an Israeli court you have to be a Jew to accomplish anything,"
says Farih Abu Madin. Last week, Arnon made his debut as the
PA's lawyer in the Tel Aviv District Court, in a hearing on the
"'This is not a terrorist case, but a civil case involving
a damage suit,' he said. Cross-examining the director of the
bus company's financial division, Arnon focused on the question
of whether Egged's profits had shrunk not because of the terrorist
attacks but because it lost its monopoly status as an intercity
'"However, the judge, Dr. Adi Azar, refused to accept Arnon's
approach. "Even though this is a civil suit," he wrote
in an interim decision, "it deals in its entirety with a
lengthy chain of acts of terrorism and atrocity that are exceptional
even by international criteria, which unfortunately occurred
in the recent past in Israel ... It cannot be treated as a routine,
regular breach of contract suit, as though we were dealing with
a cupboard that someone ordered but was not delivered, or a check
not honored by a bank.'"
In another suit against the
PLO, Judge Azar upheld his position, and his integrity:
"In a decision of January 2003 to place a lien on NIS 4
million in favor of Yosef Azouz, who was wounded in the March
2002 terrorist attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant, the
registrar of the Tel Aviv District Court, Adi Azar, wrote, 'Immunity
accrues to those who follow accepted and civilized modes of behavior,
and not to those who take hold of an instrument of war and embark
on a path of indiscriminate murders.'"
precedents threatened the PLO with more than an endless payout
to its victims. He also forced the Palestinian Authority to reveal
its assets in court.
Cause of losses
"A different reality is revealed in the courts. In an
attempt to annul the temporary liens, the PA stated that it possessed
considerable assets and would not have a problem meeting the
payments required by the courts if the courts ruled that the
PA had to compensate the plaintiffs. In an affidavit to the Tel
Aviv District Court in the Egged suit, Muhand Aljaouni, an aide
to Palestinian Finance Minister Salam Fayyad, stated that the
PA owns assets 'whose value is dozens of times greater than the
amount of the suit ... The Palestinian Authority has investments
worth about $600 million in various companies.'
"A document attached to the affidavit provides details of
the PA's investments. The PA is said to have $74 million in cash
and to be a partner in 64 companies, including communications
firms in Jordan, Algeria and Tunisia, a Palestinian cement company,
a gas and aviation project, real estate transactions worth $15
million, hotels, a flour mill, a convention center in Bethlehem
and the companies that market Pepsi-Cola and Coca-Cola in the
Judge Azar was
forcing the PA to prove it could not pay the compensation his
court was demanding. Does anyone believe that the PA only has
$74 million in cash? Arafat has more than that in his piggy bank.
Nonetheless, the revelation of the PA's corrupt business interests
was bound to scare the recipients of Arafat's largesse.
So he had to
go to save the "peace." The murderer dressed as a security
officer and cased the judge's home for three days before making
his move. He placed a silencer on his pistol, shot the judge
five times and managed to escape on a motorcycle. This was no
mean trick in late afternoon Tel Aviv traffic. Odds are he drove
to a nearby safe house. Which means, the killer was getting help
inside Israel. Which means, the "peace process" hit
squad of the Shabak was helping out Arafat.
Al Aksa Brigade took responsibility for the hit and the Israeli
government took enormous pains to scoff at the claim. Most likely
they were just accessories to the crime, but their boss derived
all the benefits from the removal of Judge Azar. The next judge
adjudicating compensation cases against the PLO, whether in Israel
or abroad, will think twice before ruling in favor of the plaintiffs.
out for a patsy to take the blame because if the Israeli public
were to discover that Arafat ordered the hit, and turned to his
allies in the Israeli "peace" camp to carry it out,
the whole Oslo process would likely collapse. Which is why the
lurid gossip about Judge Azar's private life is being spread
like the fertilizer it is.
- ARABS WILL ASK U.N. TO SEEK RAZING OF ISRAELI WALL
- The move follows world court decision that West Bank barrier
- THE HAGUE, Netherlands - July 09,
2004 - Arab nations will ask the U.N. General Assembly next week
to urge the destruction of the barrier that Israel is building
to seal off the West Bank following Friday's ruling by the International
Court of Justice. "This decision calls on Israel to destroy
this wall and desist from further actions," said Ambassador
Yahya Mahmassani, the Arab League's representative at the United
Nations. "Israel is in violation of international law, of
international legitimacy, and the General Assembly now will be
called upon to look into this matter."
- Mahmassani said Arab nations would
send a letter either Friday or Monday to request a meeting of
the General Assembly to implement the court's decision.
has to destroy this wall"
- We'll ask what the court had decided
Israel has to destroy this wall," he said. "It
is illegitimate. It's in violation of international law."
At the Palestinians' request, the General Assembly asked the
world court in December for its opinion on the legality of the
barrier a 425-mile complex of concrete walls, razor-wire fences,
trenches and watch towers. About one-fourth has been completed,
much of it close to the pre-1967 border, but some dipping into
the West Bank.
- The world court ruled the barrier violated
international law and urged the United Nations to take action
to halt its construction. Israels U.N. Ambassador Dan Gillerman
denounced the non-binding advisory opinion, accusing the court
of failing to recognize that the barrier had reduced terrorist
attacks against Israelis by 90 percent. "The real barrier
between Israel and the Palestinians is not this fence. The real
barrier is the rein of terror being waged by the Palestinians
and their evil leadership" he told a news conference, adding
that when there is peace with the Palestinians, the barrier would
- Friday's lengthy and complex decision
by the world court was read by court president Shi Jiuyong of
China. "The court accordingly finds that the construction
of the wall, and its associated regime, are contrary to international
- WORLD COURT RULES AGAINST ISRAEL
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