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"ronin berkman" Discussed on Israel Story
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Dot Com Okay back to our story in two thousand seven Danny's father Yana was invited to the Knesset for a special event honoring all those who participated in Aikman's capture but true to himself you're not refused to go his son tried to persuade him to attend and I really really tried to convince him to do it to go to the Knesset and received this certificate but to no avail and of course my father doesn't want anything to do with it so any devised a plan his daughter Golly had recently gone into the army and Danny thought that maybe in her olive green uniform she you might be able to push the old man's patriotic buttons maybe I'll use the fact that she's a soldier and that somehow you know get him to agree to go that seemed like something you could stomach Danny and his daughter went to the Knesset in represented the doctor but when they received the commemorative certificate on this behalf they noticed something strange it didn't have yours full name on instead of Leon all it said was doctoral for somehow managed to keep his name off the books even at the official ceremony on the Knesset this insistence to remain anonymous always seemed odd to Danny but he was about to learn a much Darker reason behind his father silence it all began when one day you'll know received a weird phone call out of the Blue Doctor Your guy on the other end of the line asked yes you replied you killed my Father I'd like to talk all right back to Gregory Warner and Daniel Estrin to understand the origin that strange phone call and how it changed things between the doctor and his son we should tell you about a twenty year hunt by one of Israel's most famous journalists for details about a different Masada operation that turned out to have everything to do with Aikman the journalists is Ronin Berkman the senior nationals security correspondent for you the other and staff writer for The New York Times magazine is investigation centered on a secret safe in the Israeli government archives and in that safety found file which proved that something that was whispered as a sort of an urban legend throughout the years something that nobody knew what is right or wrong just a rumor was in fact one hundred percent right say what the story is told me that story this was actually the story of an Israeli army officer his name was Alexander Israel and as the story goes this Mr Israel was desperate for money and turned against his country in nineteen fifty four he flies out of Israel with a suitcase full of military I secret and offers to sell them to the Egyptian embassy in Rome the Mossad wanted to get him this is like the very first years of Israel the Mossad is this new intelligence agency and the head of the Mossad realizes this is a great opportunity to prove else to prove what we can do they decide to kidnap him and bring him back to Israel to stand trial and they recruit a legendary the anesthesiologist for the job the magician Dr and Dr Yona Elian the besides plan may sound very familiar you're young agency wants to prove itself by kidnapping someone overseas sedating him and bringing him to trial that was Aikman story but Aikman had happened yet this was six years before that and actually this story is almost kind of an alternate version of the story in which everything that can go wrong does this is not the most that everyone is heard about this is not a sleek operation it's an amateur job from the very beginning the problem was to find him finding Rome said they dispatch Israeli students to go search for him and train stations across Europe any it turned out to be just another fiasco because the the facing in two of these countries realize that something is going on they finally find him by accident in Vienna but it's not until they lower him to Paris that they managed to grab him the doctor examines him in Jackson with sedative and as he will do later with iceman he boards with him on a plane to Israel and this is where lasko turns into catastrophe because when they land in Israel the guy they were supposed to bring back to stand trial is dead the doctors drugs somehow killed him and this is not only a failure of the mission the Mossad at the time had a mandate we do not use the Mossad does not kill Jews if these details get out this will make the Mossad look really bad there was by far less criticism and there was a naive belief in the public that everything that these people are doing is good right in just the Mossad chief orders the plane flown backup over the Mediterranean Sea and the body is tossed out of the plane their race his name from the army records the guy's wife and son or never told the only civilian in Israel who knows firsthand about this cover up is doctor Yona Elian and he's ordered to keep quiet fifty years later Ronin the journalists learn is about the file in the safe and starts writing articles about this story and that's when the doctor gets a phone call from the son of the Guy who died on the airplane and the doctor fleet gets off that call and then he calls his own son. Obviously you won't get this phone call my father my father was really destruct told me listen son of the soldier just called me he wants to meet with me do me a favor you talk to him okay so I call him up when I told them listen my father's old he doesn't WanNa revisit these things just doesn't want to and I'm really I'm really asking you to just let let this be Danny says he actually explained to this Guy Luke my father doesn't talk to anybody and I you know he's the son of an accused trader he's not going to push it he said well if at some point later he wants to talk let me know so when I heard this I called up this guy the son of Alexander Israel Hi Good Morning oh I wanted to know what it was like for him this conversation between two sons both struggling with the doctor silence so we made a plan to meet Gotcha okay but then he canceled I called again and wife told me it was too sensitive he just did not want to revisit this.
"ronin berkman" Discussed on Rough Translation
"After James rebels murdered in nineteen sixty five there was a national outcry, the back of the scene of the crime in Selma. Alabama Guinea, people responded differently, so what happened, and what could Justice look like all these years, later, NPR's, new podcast. White lies is seeking answers. Listen and subscribe now. I'm Gregory Warner. We're back with rough translation. It's understand the origin of that strange phone, call in how it change things between the doctor and his son. We should tell you about a twenty year hunt by one of Israel's most famous journalists for details. About a different Masada operation that turned out to have everything to do with Aikman. The journalist is Ronin Berkman, these senior national security correspondent for you. The Conal in stuff, rider full, the new times magazine is investigation centered on a secret safe in the Israeli government archives. And in that safety phone, five. Which proved that something that was whispered is a sort of an urban legend throughout the years. Something that nobody actually knew when is right or wrong. It's just a rumor. Was in fact, one hundred percent right. So shy say briefly, what the story is tell me that story. This was actually the story of an Israeli army officer his name was Alexander Israeli..
"ronin berkman" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"In considered in pitched, even private businessmen. This is a very unprofessional move to involve people who are not alone your own forces in these kind of sensitive peration, the ask them with the day, a willing to take the time for all of money, some of the kingdom's enemies. Ronin Berbau wanted to ask you terms of this. This this attempt by the Saudi government to get involved in these kinds of nations. Is it your sense? I mean, Israel as you documented in your book has been practicing targeted assassinations. Now for decades of I recall back in the sixties or even going back further to the fifties. This was a rare situation. Remember, for instance, in the story of of professor from Columbia University Galindo's who the dictator to he you had kidnapped off the streets of New York City a Columbia University. Professor, and he was put on a plane to the medical Republican thrown out of the plane subsequent relief that to assassins who had kidnapped him where themselves killed by through. He'll but this was considered a rare situation back in the fifties. And the sixties can you talk about how your senses that governments are now increasingly resorting to this kind of a fascinating to settle their their political aims of thinking. Now, for instance, of several assassinations we've seen linked to Russian. Dissidents by the Putin government is this becoming an increasing trend across the world. Well, I think we need to differentiate Israel has been using targeted killing more than any other country in the whist post the second World War, but Israel has defined enemies and defined targets targeted killings of either proliferators of weapons of mass destructions all terrorists of we know not you about something very different. This is killing political opponents of I think maybe someone in Saudi Arabia's. So what putting has been doing allegedly at least doing in the last few years, which is killing. Poisoning. Shooting in good, maybe jealous of the of what the Russians have been doing intimidate in intimidating other rivals dissidents and try to do the same. But in that case the operation was done such a mature sweet in such a unprofessional. So to speak way, it was very easy to discover that it's either the south train very hubris thing that they can get away from with with with everything what we see that knowledge. Be ability of the Turkish intelligence to intercept Kohl's in phone conversations and conviction inside the consulate the defect that everything is being monitored. By cameras the way that made a data is being achieved makes operations for terrorist. But also to states for that assessment much much harder. These days and here, we we have the bridge back down the nation. In Turkish intelligence, basically cracking open, the the Bush the peration to kill of. Well, we're going to break and then come back to succession. I'm sorry. We're having some trouble with dropout. Ronin Berkman speaking to us from Tel Aviv, but we're going to forge forward, but we're going to end this segment of back on the lawn with President Trump when he was asked by CNN reporter, Jim Acosta. That's right. Jim Acosta who because of a court order has had his press pass given back to him. He asked President Trump. He's letting Saudi Arabia get away with murder. No, no, no. This is about America. First. They're paying us four hundred billion dollars plus the purchase and investor country. That's probably the biggest amount ever paid to the United States. This is over a long period of time. It means hundreds of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars of investment and brought up at if you think I'm gonna let Russia have that money or more those for those things if you think I'm gonna let China make the military equipment. Hey, China and Russia would love to make one hundred billion dollars worth of ilitary quipping from Saudi Arabia. We have the contracts they wanted those contracts that would be a big fat beautiful gift to Russia and to China. They're not gonna get that gift. Just so you understand about make America. Great again. It's about America. First whether to say was Saudi Arabia. We're gonna stay with Saudi Arabia. President Trump says despite what even the Central Intelligence Agency is telling. Him that the crown prince himself was responsible for ordering the assassination of Jamaica show, shake both an immigrant to this country as well as a journalist columnist with the Washington Post both targets of President Trump over his two years. We are speaking with Ronen Bergman, and we'll continue with him on his book rise and kill. I the secret history of Israel's targeted assassination. Stay with us..