This last week Israel’s Channel 1 News aired a special investigative report on the anti-missionary organization, Yad L’Achim. The group is responsible for regular acts of harassment and violence against religious minorities in Israel, especially Messianic Jews. There is even a link between Yad L’Achim and the Jewish terrorist Jack Teitell who is currently being held for multiple acts of hate and violence, including planting the bomb that nearly killed a young Messianic Jewish teenager.
Along with the growth and influence of Yad L’Achim in recent years, there has also been an increase in its chutzpah. It is now taking upon itself to stalk and harass Israeli citizens who are not even connected to a religious minority.
The most telling part of the video is Yad L’Achim’s founder, Rabbi Dov Lipshitz, responding to the inquiries of the reporter with the comment:
“The government is using democracy in order to not do what it is supposed to do. They need to decide if this is a Jewish country or a democracy. But they don’t always go together – They are not friends.”
And all of this is with the full support if Israel’s Ministry of Interior. Many Israelis are joining with the voices of Israel’s Messianic Jews and others in speaking out against this hate-group.
Watch the Channel 1 News special report here: Yad L\’Achim