Reprinted from The Jerusalem Post of November 3, 1999
PUBLICATION OF RAVIV PROTOCOL BANNED
By Dan Izenberg
Supreme Court Justice Jacob Turkel yesterday ordered a ban on publishing the classified protocol of a meeting that took place three years ago between senior Justice Ministry officials and General Security Service agents regarding GSS informer Avishai Raviv. The ban, issued at the state's request, also extends to references from the protocol in the petition of journalist Yoav Yitzhak, to which a copy of the protocol was attached.
Raviv is currently on trial in Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on charges of having failed to prevent a crime in connection with the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, and for conspiracy and incitement to racism for his conduct at an alleged swearing-in ceremony for the Eyal organization. After Rabin's assassination, it emerged that Raviv had served as an informer for the GSS for many years, while, at the same time, he had instigated many extremist activities against Arabs and the Rabin government.
Freeman Editor's Note: Raviv's primary mission was to perpetrate outrageous and extremist acts that would be BLAMED on Israel's religious and Zionist citizens. This would benefit the Labor Party of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres by causing Israeli voters to be repelled by the actions of the Right. This was "dirty tricks" writ large. Rabin, in the end, was a victim of this anti-democratic madness. The true story has been suppressed though the outlines are becoming quite clear.
The state's request for a publication ban was meant to strengthen the measures taken by Attorney-General Elyakim Rubinstein to make certain that the protocol was not disclosed in public.