Sharansky THE LIAR
I was contacted by two distinguished Russian-Israelis last week,
(Jan. 05). First, the respected journalist Effie Maideneck made
a pitch to me to investigate the harassment of a "truthseeker like
me," Dr. Yuli Nudelman. Then I was honored with three e-mails from
the revered former Prisoner of Zion, Ida Nudel. She also wrote,
"Yuli needs help regarding Natan Sharansky." (Mrs. Nudel's correspondence
will follow this article).
Dr. Yuli Nudelman is the former chief surgeon of Rambam Hospital.
In the 1960s he was a leader of the movement to allow Soviet Jews
to emigrate to Israel. When the Soviets released him, he quickly
made his mark in Israel as a major in the IDF, awarded for his battlefield
surgery, then as a crusader against local medical corruption.
He was a columnist for the left wing crusading newsmagazine
HaOlam HaZeh and later the author of two powerful books exposing
serious malpractice in the Israeli medical system.
In 1999 he released a book in Hebrew and Russian called, Natan
Sharansky Unmasked. Within, he claimed that Natan Sharansky,
then Housing Minister, was a longtime KGB agent with deep ties to
the worldwide Russian mafia. Soon after its release, Natan Sharansky
sued Dr. Nudelman for libel and the Jerusalem district court ruled
that he had to pay Natan Sharansky the unheard of compensation of
nearly $200,000. This was widely acknowledged as a precedent aimed
at restricting the most basic rights of freedom of expression. Dr.
Nudelman's brother Boris was also his partner in the Natan Sharansky
research project and he died, overcome by the injustice of the trial.
On Jan. 20, Dr. Nudelman met me at my home for an intense interview.
He also gave me his book on Natan Sharansky and a thick stack of
evidence which left me convinced of the veracity of his claims.
I warn my readers that you will find the following report discouraging.
However, I have long warned that the leadership of the Jewish people
has been thoroughly infiltrated by frauds and criminals claiming
they are working on our behalf. That Natan Sharansky is just another
crook serving ugly interests should not come as that much of a surprise.
Before presenting the quite shocking evidence, we begin with my interview
of Dr. Nudelman: YN - In 1962, the KGB initiated a program of dissidence
against the Soviet Union. By running the dissident groups, it could
control the various factions which were dissatisfied with Soviet repression
and later utilize the leaders as agents in the West. They were known
as, spies of influence. By appearing to be anti-Soviet they were welcomed
abroad and trusted. They could worm themselves into the top echelons
of foreign governments. Natan Sharansky was one of these agents, and
possibly the most successful.
BC - But wasn't he a Zionist leader in the Soviet Union? Didn't Natan
Sharansky spend eight years in prison for his activities?
YN - Natan Sharansky was never a leader. Natan Sharansky was unknown
to most of us until the Western media turned him into a hero. Natan
Sharansky supposedly spent seven years in jail and one year in a prison
camp. No one saw Natan Sharansky in jail except Mendelevich, and he
claims he only saw his eyes through a peephole. Understand this, there
is not one witness to Natan Sharansky sitting in jail. Natan Sharansky
spent a year in a prison camp as a hut commander. That was the position
given to KGB informers.
BC - But what about his wife Avital, who fought for his freedom in
YN - All a KGB show, like her supposed conversion to Judaism in 1974.
She is from a family of spies. Her brother Michael was sent to Washington
to infiltrate the CIA. He got into trouble there and fled to Israel.
Not long after he arrived, he was poisoned to death at age 44.
BC - What was the point of this charade surrounding Natan Sharansky?
YN - Natan Sharansky infiltrated Israel as a worldwide hero. Remember,
Natan Sharansky got here through a spy exchange, not simply released
from prison and allowed to leave like all the rest of us. Within a
few years he was living in a $1.5 million dollar home. Where did Natan
Sharansky get that kind of money? Next, Natan Sharansky was in the
government cabinet. Now Natan Sharansky's really useful. When the
powers that run America want Netanyahu to withdraw from Judea and
Samaria, who do they send to the Wye plantation? Their agents Sharon
and Natan Sharansky. When the same powers seek a justification for
attacking Afghanistan and Iraq, who do they turn to but the trusted
Natan Sharansky. Just last week Condoleeza Rice called Natan Sharansky
the father of the movement to turn the Middle East democratic. When
Putin is condemned worldwide for the slaughter in Chechnya, who comes
to his rescue but Natan Sharansky. InciCheap Dental Insurancely, that turned out to
be a big mistake for Natan Sharansky.
BC - Why?
YN - Because after my book was published, Natan Sharansky called in
his chips. Natan Sharansky asked Putin to release his whole KGB file
to him so no one could ever see it. Then he released on the Internet
the parts of the file he thought would serve him best. Natan Sharansky
chose the wrong files to release because they revealed what we all
knew. During his interrogation and trial in 1977-8, Natan Sharansky
gave the KGB a long list of Jewish activists. It was during his trial
that the witch hunt against us began in earnest. Dozens of Jewish
activists were arrested, some beaten severely. Natan Sharansky was
nothing but a dirty little snitch.
These are serious allegations. Now we look at the evidence, much of
which comes from the protocols of Nudelman's trial. What stands out
is that a Who's Who of former Soviet Jewish activists testified on
Nudelman's behalf, whereas not one witness except his wife, testified
for Natan Sharansky. Natan Sharansky could find not even one witness
who knew him from prison and who saw his bravery in action.
Natan Sharansky THE SNITCH
Deposition to Judge Zvi Segal, Jerusalem District Court from Ida Nudel
I testify, as a former citizen of the USSR, grown and educated
under a totalitarian regime persecuting any dissent, that Mr. Natan
Sharansky's behaviour during investigation resulted in the profound
suffering of several people who were subjected to additional persecutions
because the KGB's attention to them had been drawn by Mr. Natan Sharansky's
thirty-three page request to the chief investigator of his case, Col.
An attentive reader, provided he is a former Soviet Citizen with an
experience of conflict with the KGB, is struck by the difference between
Natan Sharansky"s description of his imprisonment in jails and camps
on the one hand, and the personal experiences of many people, on the
Mr. Natan Sharansky disregarded the ethical norms of the group with
which he identified and based his defence on requesting the KGB investigators
to interrogate activists and participants of the emigration movement...Upon
completion of his case investigation, the KGB decided, on January
12 and 18, 1978 to open additional cases against 33 activists of the
Jewish emigration movement. Six Jews from the list were arrested and
sentenced to long prison terms: G. Goldshtein, L. Volvosky, B. Chernobylsky,
V. Slepak, M. Slepak and I. Nudel.
Press Release from Vadim Rotenberg, Professor of Human Psychology,
Tel Aviv University, 18/08/02
According to my personal experience, Mr. Natan Sharansky has surrounded
himself in Israel with cynical and dirty persons without moral values
and mafia-like mentality and behaviour...
Some official documents presented to the court confirmed that Mr.
Natan Sharansky really collaborated with the KGB inquest and mentioned
some names of refuseniks, afterward punished.
Letter Of Appeal submitted to Supreme Court Of Israel by attorney
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Of Housing And Construction
Natan Sharansky, had passed to the KGB interrogators the names of
aliya activists and other Jews who tried to emigrate to Israel, and
even requested the KGB interrogators to investigate them and study
the files of tens of refuseniks all across the USSR who tried to emigrate
to Israel at that time.
Contrary to his image as a prisoner of Zion who heroically struggled
against the KGB, Natan Sharansky betrayed his comrades, the aliyah
activists and other Jews who tried to emigrate to Israel...
It was due to the exposure of Natan Sharansky's, "Request Of Solicitation,"
that Prisoners of Zion, Ms. Ida Nudel, and Prof. Kislek (who was severely
beaten after Natan Sharansky requested he be investigated) understood
why the KGB made hundreds of arrests of Jews after Natan Sharansky's
arrest and trial. This also explains why later in prison camp, Natan
Sharansky was appointed a dnyevalny, a ward orderly - a job reserved
for informers and collaborators...
Despite the public standing of Minister Natan Sharansky, and the grim
matters exposed in court, not a single person came to testify in his
Appeal to Prof. Elyakim Rubinstein, Attorney General of the State
We, the undersigned, former Prisoners Of Zion, aliyah activists,
and refuseniks are appealing to you in regard to a situation compromising
state security in light of facts brought out in the suit of Natan
Sharansky vs. Nudelman. We have arrived at the following conclusions:
Natan Sharansky had created his famous image based on a false myth
concerning both his activities in the USSR and his "prominent" role
in the Zionist movement, and his "heroic" deeds in prison. Some details
of his camp life as written is his book do not look like the real
ones we actually encountered in the labor camps.
In the initial stage of the hearings, Natan Sharansky testified that
he had never mentioned any names of people involved in Zionist activities
while interrogated by the KGB. However, after being shown in the courtroom
the KGB archive documents, Natan Sharansky changed his testimony,
claiming that while he had indeed given the names of aliyah activists,
he did so, "to assure that the names should remain in the KGB archives
for future use by historians."
We believe that Natan Sharansky is not the person he is trying to
picture and will pay for him to undergo a lie detector test to establish
Citizens of the State of Israel:
Michael Babel, Ilya Voitovestsky, Arye Vudka, Yigael Yehudi, Dr. Felix
Kochubievsky, Eduard Kuznetsov, Silva Zalmanson, Ephraim Melamed,
Yehudit Yehudi-Nepomniaschchi, Meir Nepomniaschi, advocate Jacov Maniovich,
Ida Nudel, Dr. Victor Ben Zvi (Polsky), Prof. Vadim Rotenberg, Jakov
NATAN OF THE MAFIA
Appeal To The Attorney General, Babel et al:
In the courtroom Natan Sharansky categorically denied receiving
$100,000 from Grigory Luchansky, while the latter confirmed under
oath to giving Natan Sharansky the money and gave the bank account
account that Natan Sharansky asked the money be transferred to.
Affidavit of Grigori Luchansky, Presented To Jerusalem District Court
I have met Israeli Minister Natan Sharansky about five times in Israel
and abroad. Mr. Natan Sharansky asked me for a contribution and I
agreed to contribute the sum to an association whose account was in
Haaretz, Akiva Eldar, 14/3/02
Kutzenov added that Luchansky complained to him that, "Natan Sharansky
promised to help get him a passport, got money, but did nothing. Later
in 1996, I asked Natan Sharansky why he didn't help Luchansky. Natan
Sharansky said he can't help him since Luchansky appears in first
place on a CIA list of members of the Russian mafia."
Either Luchansky signed a false affidavit or Natan Sharansky committed
Gavriella's car was discovered after he went to Grigori Lerner's
office where he met with Sofa Landver, formerly a Labor Party member
of the Knesset. Lerner was convicted on three attempts to bribe elected
officials...His arrest in 1997 dragged a parade of politicians to
the National Unit For Serious And International Crime Investigations
including Natan Sharansky, who received a $100,000 contribution from
Lerner, and Labour MK Shimon Peres, who had promoted the career of
Sofa Landver from being his Russian teacher to being a Knesset member...
From, How The Russian Mob Has Invaded America, Robert I. Friedman,
One politician already ensnared in the web of organized crime is Russian-born
Natan Sharansky...Natan Sharansky has publicly admitted that his party
has accepted contributions from NORDEX president Grigori Luchansky.
Officials from the US Congress, the State Department, and the CIA
pleaded with Natan Sharansky to sever his ties to Luchansky. Says
Winer, "We told Natan Sharansky about Luchansky's MO: bribery, influence
peddling and that he was a bridge between governments and organized
crime." Natan Sharansky simply refused.
In March, 2004, Natan Sharansky took personal responsibility for securing
the release of Jonathan Pollard, and wangled a law giving him 4.5
million shekels a year until Pollard's release. Pollard was not amused.
On March 11.04 Pollard wrote Natan Sharansky:
I am stunned that you have authored a bill that legislates political
lassitude and financial corruption. As head of the committee to secure
my release, it was your job to know about this law and do exactly
that - secure my release - not provide additional funds for your office.
Jerusalem Post 12/5/04 - Zelda Harris
I was in Moscow in 1977 when Natan Sharansky was arrested and
was partly responsible for bringing out legal documents to be used
in his campaign for freedom. Now I feel it is time to say it like
it is: I do not believe Natan Sharansky was a sincere human rights
activist. He used the platform to gain stardom at a time when Western
eyes were focused on the Soviet Union. Once he got here, his lack
of support from olim who had been his former compatriots showed what
he really was: a self-seeker.
The former Jewish activists of the Soviet Union fought to live in
a Jewish democracy. Today, too many realize they traded one dictatorship
for another, more subtle one. The following letter from former Prisoner
Of Zion, Ida Nudel, expresses this frustration and disappointment.
Dear Mr. Chamish, First of all, let me thank you for permitting to
use your Internet address. I admire the courage of your challenging
the political monopoly in our country and unveiling their secrets,
deals and misdeeds. Your project Very Uncivil Obedience has raised
my reminiscences of not-so-old personal experience of civil disobedience
that was practiced by Soviet Jewish and other citizens in the 1970s.
I would be most grateful if you could devote a bit of your time to
my thoughts about your protest.
Having lived in Israel for 17 years, I cannot imagine people that
might come forward and start the action at the level being proposed
by you. You are actually appealing to intellectuals and businessmen
the category of population that is most conservative when a risk is
involved of loosing their social privileges. Something would probably
become known on the fate of 34 officers who signed a protest letter.
I very much fear that most of them will be morally broken and humiliated
in a most primitive manner, and their dignity will be wrecked. Those
who would prove stauncher if any will also pay for that wonderful
day when they behaved like free citizens. I’ve come to Israel from
a totalitarian country but with an experience of a citizen perceiving
my personal responsibility to the society in which I live. I cannot
help but to compare the moral and social environment and the unwritten
laws of my both societies the past and the present. I’m sorry to say
that the moral spirit and the cynical bureaucratic attitude towards
the population in the Jewish land have little difference from the
The fact that anybody can freely leave Israel makes it possible for
the bureaucracy to conceal its Bolshevik character. Instead of being
put in prisons and psychiatric hospitals as it was done in the USSR,
the dissidents just leave the society and the country in the care
of their more passive compatriots. The people are living in a fear
of the omnipotent bureaucracy and realizing their complete helplessness
against it. When talking to simple people, I hear it far too often:
Whatever I could do I’ve done: my children live in America! With regard
to demonstrations, I share your doubts as to the sincerity of the
settlement leaders beyond the “green line”. They’re civil servants
and encounter serious personal problems when challenging their employer
the state. On the other hand, the youth participation in the demonstrations
contributes to the development of their self-consciousness and of
their perception of themselves as something more than merely toy soldiers.
The passive and voiceless intellectuals are clones of their Soviet
I am heading a small voluntary organization that works for the prevention
of asocial behavior among new immigrant schoolchildren in the “developing
towns” of the Negev region, and have gained an experience of dealing
with the local municipal establishment. It is clear to me beyond any
doubt how far is our society from a real democracy. It may rather
be described as a two-faced creature whose outside-looking face is
that of Western-style diplomats and scientists, while the inside looking
one has all the features of a lazy and corrupt Turkish colonial official…
Should your idea of disobedience be first implemented outside Israel,
than some Israeli version might probably emerge. But who would help
your great idea to materialize? Maybe Christian Zionists? The idea
of a Jewish state isn’t too popular with the free world’s Jews, it
causes them such a headache. With sincere wishes for your success
and good health,
Ida Nudel 13/01/05
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