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September 12, 1986 - Image 40

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-09-12

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Jerusalem (JTA) — Prime
Minister Shimon Peres was
under pressure from within
his.own party last week to fire
the two legal advisers of the
Shin Bet security service who
received Presidential pardons
in the Shin Bet affair.
The two men's continued
service has caused a break-
down in the formerly — and
necessarily — close working
relationship between the ser-
vice and the state prosecu-
Many of the latter argue
that although technically the
Presidential pardons wipe out
the two men's crime, in prac-
tice the fact remains that the
two took a key role in an
elaborate and sustained per-
version of justice, involving
perjury, suborning witnesses,
and forgery.
Labor Party Ministers and
members of Knesset are urg-
ing the Premier to fire the
two, but Peres so far has said
he will leave the matter to the
new head of Shin Bet (whose
identity may not be dis-
Meanwhile, Health Mini-
ster Mordechai Gur (Labor
Party) confirmed on the
Knesset podium that he
would not serve in the
Cabinet after Deputy Prime
Minister and Foreign Mini-
ster Yitzhak Shamir takes
over from Peres in a rotation
agreed to by the national uni-
ty government because of
what Gur insists is Shamir's
involvement in the Shin Bet
affair. Shamir was Prime
Minister at the time of the
1984 bus hijacking that end-
ed in the storming of the vehi-

cle by Israeli soldiers and the
subsequent beating deaths of
two of the four Palestinian hi-
jackers by Shin Bet agents.
The killings and subsequent
coverup have come to be call-
ed the Shin Bet affair.
In another development,
Shamir has rejected allega-
tions by the former head of
the Shin Bet that he had
authorized the beating
deaths of two Palestinian bus
hijackers and subsequent
coverup two years ago. Accor-
ding to local press reports,
Shamir told his interrogator,
Police Inspector-General
David Kraus, that he had
learned of the death of the
two captured terrorists in the
hands of the security forces
only after the affair.
He said he had not known
of the conspiracy to mislead
the two committees that in-
vestigated the affair, until a
complain was made by
Reuven Hazak, who worked
under Avraham Shalom, head
of Shin Bet at the time.
Shamir's reported evidence
came in direct contrast with
the testimony of Shalom, who
explicitly said, in his pardon
request to President Chaim
Herzog, that all his action
were carried out "with per-
mission and authority," mean-
ing with the full knowledge of
the Prime Minister at the
It is now the task of
Attorney-General Yosef
Harish to decide whether the
conflicting versions have
brought the investigation to
a dead end, or whether both
versions should be brought
before the court to decide.

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Friday, September 12, 1986 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

New York (JTA) — Police
launched a widespread in-
vestigation into the tear gas
bombing at the Metropolitan
Opera House last week dur-
ing the opening night of the
Soviet Moiseyev Dance Com-
pany, but there were no im-
mediate arrests.
According to a police de-
partment spokesperson, a
tear gas canister went. off at
about 7:45 p.m., shortly after
the troupe began to perform
their first dance number. The
explosion injured 21 people
and forced some 3,780 people
to vacate the opera house.
Minutes after the explosion,
a man claiming to be a
member of the Jewish De-
fense League calimed respon-
sibility for the incident, police
Major Jewish organiza-
tions condemned the action
as one of terrorism and de-
nounced those responsible.
However, the Jewish Defense
Group, a New York-based

JDL splinter organization,
said it did not condemn the
According to press reports,
an anonymous male caller
told the Associated Press im-
mediately after the blast,
"Approximately five minutes
ago, a powerful irritant was
released at the Moiseyev
Dance Company at Lincoln
Center. This was done by
Russian members of the
Jewish Defense League move-
ment. These actions will con-
tinue and escalate. Never
Shortly thereafter, a second
called identified himself as
Chaim Ben Yosef, JDL na-
tional chairman, and told AP
that the JDL was responsible
A third man who identified
himself as Meir Judah Ben:
Dov, JDL head of security,
said the JDL was not respon-
sible for the bomb but claim-
ed a splinter group of the
JDL may have initiated the


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