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I mentioned this to police during my six and a half hours of night-time interrogation by six different men. Later I was imprisoned in Jerusalem's rotting Russian Compound (built by Turks) for several weeks until my heartbreaking deportation (for highlighting plight of Temple Mount).
As my attorney in Israel, Naftali Warzberger, has written, MY FUTURE IS LINKED WITH THE JEWS AND ISRAEL. That is why I'm confident justice will prevail.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D. Ohio) persistently presented this case of religious discrimination and political persecution before our State Department that turned a blind eye to facts. (It's now evident why, since former Consul General in Jerusalem, Edward G. Abington, Jr., is presently a paid lackey of terrorist PLO! Talk about a conflict of interests that should be investigated!).
Senator Mike DeWine (R. Ohio) has inquired on my behalf to return to Zion and was informed that Israeli Ministry of Interior has made decision not to grant visa and does not offer any information behind their decision. They later wrote Senator DeWine that I wouldn't be eligible for a visa until 2005! Now that it's here, I've recently requested Senator DeWine's assistance in obtaining such a visa.
Gershon Salomon, chairman of Jerusalem-based Temple Mount Faithful, assures me that a change is coming in Israel that will welcome me back and appreciate my efforts on behalf of Israel.
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