Jerusalem News: Article. Betrayal in Action (11 January 2016, 1 Shevet, 5776)
Betrayal in Action
How a Gay Jewish leftwinger had an active homosexual relationship with a leading Irish Presidential candidate, betrays Arabs friendly to Israel exposing them to to torture and death and receives a salary from Britain and France for doing it.
Ezra Itzhak Nawi is an Israeli human rights activist and pacifist. He is particularly active among the Bedouin herders and farmers of the South Hebron Hills and against the Israeli settlements.
In 2015, he was secretly recorded saying he identified to the Palestinian Authority Palestinian land brokers willing to sell land to Jewish Israelis, which is a crime punishable by death according to Palestinian Authority laws. The incident was mentioned by several Israeli politicians, in one case when discussing foreign funding of Ta'ayush and B'Tselem.
Nawi was born in Jerusalem, one of five siblings, to a Mizrahi Iraqi familywhich had made aliyah from Kurdistan shortly before his birth.He was raised by a grandmother who spoke to him in Iraqi Arabic, an accent he still retains. When Nawi was a teenager, they lived next door to Reuven Kaminer, a leading figure in Israel's Communist Party, and Kaminer, he has reminisced, influenced his activism.
Nawi became a plumber by profession. He also adopted a lifestyle that is openly gay. He developed an interest in human rights, which he says comes from his experience of "belonging to a despised minority", after meeting Irish University lecturer David Norris and forming a relationship with him in Dublin when they met at Christmas in 1975. Nawi mulled the idea of emigrating to Ireland; Norris helped him buy a home in Ramot, a suburb of Jerusalem, Israel.
Norris later almost single-handedly overthrew the anti-homosexuality in Iriealnd in 1988 after a fourteen-year campaign.
He was a candidate for President of Ireland in the October 2011 election. He topped numerous opinion polls and was favourite among members of the Irish public for the position but withdrew from the race months before the election, before returning to the race in September 2011.
Norris frequently attacks the state of Israel telling lies, and calling for an international force to protect Gaza. Norrris belongs to the Church of Ireland meaning he is probably of partial English origin. Norris is given wide exposure byn the Media especially concerning his vicious anti-Israel tirades.
As for Ezra Nawi the paramour of Norris. He shared his home in Jerusalem for several years with a West Bank Palestinian who feared an honour killing because of his homosexuality. Nawi was subsequently convicted on charges of allowing his partner to live illegally with him in Israel.Nawi had in the meantime joined the Jewish-Arab human rights organization Ta'ayush, where his fluency in both Hebrew and Arabic allowed him to serve as a liaison between local Palestinians in the Hebron area and Israeli activists.Nawi is widely revered by young activists as a guide and mentor in the West Bank.
Nawi has been called "the saviour of the Arabs" whose concern for "unfortunate" Arabs extends to assisting them when they are 'stealing' what settlers consider to be state lands in the southern Hebron hills and Gush Etzion.
In 1995, Nawi was convicted of statutory rape of a 15-year-old Palestinian boy, after their relationship had been reported to Israeli police by the boy's parents in 1992. He has had other convictions, including illegal use of a weapon and possession of drugs - he freely admits to smoking hash - for private use.
In 2011, Norris called off his Irish presidential campaign after it was revealed that in 1997 he had submitted a request to the Israeli court asking for clemency and a noncustodial sentence for Nawi.
Uvda Investigation 2016
In January of 2016, hidden camera recordings of Nawi were broadcast by Ilana Dayan as part of the Uvda ("Fact") investigative series on Israel's Channel 2. The report revealed that Nawi had admitted that he had referred the names of Palestinian land brokers who were willing to sell land to Jews to the Palestinian National Security Forces who he thought would execute the brokers. He is heard saying that "the Palestinian Authority catches them and kills them. But before it kills them, they get beat up a lot".The tapes were made by two right-wing activists from the Ad Kan ("Up to Here") NGO who succeeded in befriending Nawi by infiltrating Ta'ayush group he works with.
Mr Nawi is filmed taking a call a from Palestinian real estate agent hoping to sell land.
"He's not the first to call me, he's maybe the fourth," Nawi said, before adding: "And right away I send their pictures and their phone numbers to the Palestinian security services."
Asked what the secret police do with the information, he says: "They catch these guys and they kill them."
The Palestinian penal code, adopting a principle from the previous Jordanian legal system, imposes a sentence of capital punishment for anyone convicted of the sale of land to Jews.
The law, defended by Palestinian officials as designed to prevent takeovers by settlers, has never been officially implemented. The standard penalty imposed on those convicted of such charges amounts to several years imprisonment. Several unsolved murders in recent years have, however, been regarded as related to such sales.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented that the documentary had "unmasked radicals among us, whose hatred for settlements has pushed them over the edge."
Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon linked the incident to the BDS movement and said so-called "peace groups" would even kill Palestinians in order to trash and tarnish Israel.
Naftali Bennett cited the case in an attack on the bona fides of the New Israel Fund and the European Union in funding Israeli human rights activists, and called on the British and French ambassadors to stop funding both Ta'ayush and B'tselem.
Ta'ayush, is believed to be funded by the UK and France and to be financially supporive of Nawi..
B'Tselem, on the other hand, is considered one of Israel's leading civil rights organizations, and receives financial support from the governments of Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, as well as the European Union and the New Israel Fund.
And from prominent American Jews....
B'Tselem, a favored grantee of the American non-profit organization The New Israel Fund, defended the action of Nawi is turning the Arab seller of land over to Palestinian torture and death claiming that 'This is the only legitimate channel for a Palestinian.'
David Norris (politician)
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