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It was difficult to deal with Ms. Leech...since she was quite antagonistic, contending that Israel wanted to deport me because "you wanted to blow up mosque." When I protested that simply was NOT TRUE, she angrily ordered her assistant, "Go see what he's charged with." He came back and said, "Visa violation." So she KNEW real reason I was in jail was for being a member of Temple Mount Faithful, but later went along with their LIE about my visa...
Mr. Abington, Jr. falsely accused me of being proud about my imprisonment. I'm not proud of it nor ashamed, but I do believe in making most out of a bad situation...Why shouldn't I use my horrible experience to underscore and further JUST CAUSE of Temple Mount Faithful? How could anyone fail to understand this?...After all, it's TEMPLE Mount, not mosque mount!
Is it too much for an INNOCENT AMERICAN to expect his government to stand up for him? All I've requested from beginning is for Consul General to STRONGLY PROTEST my unjust imprisonment and deportation. They know what I say is truth, but because of their hostile views, they're playing deaf, dumb and blind to fact that I was a POLITICO-RELIGIOUS PRISONER.
Frankly, they're upset that I refused to go like a lamb to slaughter, but roared like a lion instead - exposing Peres' corruption and their complicity. I will continue to seek justice until it is found...."
David Ben-Ariel, an American author who has travelled widely and who has lived throughout Israel, shares a special focus on the Middle East and great interest in Jerusalem, reflected in hard-hitting articles that help others improve their understanding of that troubled region. Check out www.benariel.com