Thursday, December 14, 2006
Posted by Daniel Greenfield 3 Comments
While Olmert was meeting with the Pope, the Kol Ha'ir newspaper was reporting a massive wave of arrests targeting the Yad Leachim organization which combats missionaries and rescues Jewish women who wind up married to Arabs and trapped in Arab villages with their children.
Police burst into the home of Rabbi Alexander Artovsky and made numerous other arrests in connection with a complaint filed by an Arab whose Jewish wife divorced and used Yad Le'Achim activists to rescue her daughter from an Arab village.
The arrests included the mother who had said that the Arab had claimed to be a French Jew and once married locked her in their home and beat her. She left him and took their daughter to Ashdod, but he pursued her there and took her daughter back to his village.
Yad Le'Achim has frequently been targeted by missionaries but this unprecedented assault by the police reveals yet another wrinkle in Olmert's ongoing war against the Jews.