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March 13, 1981 - Image 30

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1981-03-13

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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

30 Friday, March 13, 1981

A Former Neturei Karta Fanatic Becomes a Proponent of Nietsche

By MOSHE RON

The Jewish News Special
Israel Correspondent

TEL AVIV — The former
leader of Neturei Karta,
Leibele Weissfish, a fanatic
opponent of the state of Is-
rael, is a poor man who lives
in a small room on the roof
in the Beit Israel quar-
ter in Jerusalem. He seems
to have no other worries
than to immortalize the
memory of the German
philosopher Friedrich
Nietsche. He plans to build
a museum bearing his name
and to organize an interna-
tional Congress in his mem-
ory.
Once Weissfish dedicated
his life to the struggle
against Zionism and the
Zionist state. Now he works
in preparing Tefilin. Once
he was busy in a
propaganda-campaign
among foreign journalists
against the state of Israel.
He crossed the border illeg-

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to King Hussein and to Jor-
danian leaders to take the
Neturei Karta in Jerusalem
under their patronage and
to save them in this way
from the rule of the Zionists.
He went on a mission to the
United States to turn
ultra-Orthodox circles
against Israel.
Liebele Weissfish, an
intelligent and learned
man, acted as a spokes-
man of the Neturei Karta.
When foreign journalists
visited the Neturei Karta

People thought that he

Abu-Hatzeira Defends Self
at Trial on Bribe Charge

JERUSALEM (JTA) —
Religious Affairs Minister
Aharon Abu-Hatzeira spent
more than eight hours on
the witness stand in district
court here Sunday defend-
ing himself against charges
that he accepted bribes in
return for monetary grants
by his Ministry to Hasidic
and other religious institu-
tions in Bnei Brak.
Testifying for the first
time in the trial which
opened Feb. 24, Abu-
Hatzeira attempted to con-
vince the three judge panel
that the grants made were
entirely proper and in no
way unusual and did not
constitute kickbacks for
bribes, as alleged by the
prosecution.
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quarters in Mea Shearim
in Jerusalem, he talked to
them about the Neturei
Karta and their aims.
Leibele has suffered from
loneliness since childhood.
He was an orphan and was
educated in the Diskin Or-
phanage in Jerusalem. He
went to the Aitz Haim
yeshiva, but also became in-
terested in secular history
and science. He read the
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confident throughout most
of the five hours of question-
ing by Attorney General
Gabriel Bach.
But he was rattled at
the outset when Bach
presented evidence
which showed, according
to the state, that Abu-
Hatzeira had been in-
volved in an effort to per-
suade the chief prosecu-
tion witness, Bnei Brak
Mayor Yisrael Gottlieb,
not to testify. The minis-
ter conceded that he was
aware of the efforts but
insisted that he was in no
way involved in them.
Abu-Hatzeira is on trial
with his aide, Moshe Gab-
bai, who allegedly received
the bribes and passed them
on to him; Shmuel Daskal of
the Visnitz yeshiva, and
Rabbi Amram Korach of the
Yemenite Culture Founda-
tion, both of whom allegedly
paid the bribes.
Also involved is the
Spinka Hasidic yeshiva in
Bnei Brak whose director,
Herman Fruchter, testified
earlier in the trial that he
gave Gottlieb IL 260,000 in
1979 intended to buy larger
grants from the Religious
Affairs Ministry to the
Spinka institution. Fruch-
ter was granted immunity
for testifying.
The state contends that
part of the bribe money was
illicitly turned over to the
Likud Utemura, a faction
within the National Reli-
gious Party (NRP) headed
by Abu-Hatzeira.

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TEL AVIV (JTA) — A
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Canadian investors will
spend between $3.5-4 mil-
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had gone crazy and removed
him from all activities in
the Neturei Karta. Leibele
did not give in . He turned to
professors in Jerusalem and
started to study Plato, the
Rambam, Nietsche and
others.
Leibele sits in his roof-top
room in worn clothes. Here
is his "Tefilin-factory." He
has a small electric heater
and is surrounded by scien-
tific and philosophic books.
On the wall are pictures of
the late Neturei Karta
leader Amram Blau.
Liebele met the late
Prof. Martin Buber and
the late Prof. S.H.
Bergman. He studied
Nietsche and has read
everything that has been

written about him.
Leibele came to the con-
clusion that Nietsche was
fond of Jews.
Over 60 years old, Liebele
continues his studies about
Nietsche. Each Shekel he

earns, he invests in books
about Nietsche. He has a
collection of letters and sev-
eral rare editions by and
about Nietsche. Recently he
began giving lectures about
the philosophy of Nietsche.

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