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Jerusalem - Israeli Minister: It's OK to Kidnap Iran President

Published on: September 9, 2008 08:09 AM
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Jerusalem - An Israeli Cabinet minister and onetime spy who helped kidnap Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann and bring him to trial thinks the same tactic could be used on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad is feared and reviled in Israel because of his repeated calls to wipe the Jewish state off the map. His aggressive pursuit of nuclear technology has only fueled Israel’s fears.

“A man like Ahmadinejad who threatens genocide has to be brought for trial in The Hague,” seat of the international war crimes tribunal, Rafi Eitan said. “And all options are open in terms of how he should be brought.”

Asked if kidnapping was acceptable, Eitan replied “Yes. Any way to bring him for trial in The Hague is a possibility.”

Eitan, a member of Israel’s inner Cabinet of ministers with security responsibilities, said he was expressing his own opinion and nothing more.

Eitan, 81, was one of the Mossad agents who kidnapped Eichmann from Argentina in 1960 and brought him to Israel. Eichmann was tried and executed for carrying out Adolf Hitler’s “final solution” to kill European Jewry.


Eitan later headed a shadowy Defense Ministry unit that recruited Jonathan Pollard, a Jewish-American naval analyst who was caught spying for Israel in 1985 and sentenced to life in prison. The affair was one of the most damaging episodes in Israel-U.S. relations.

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 Sep 09, 2008 at 08:30 AM r u serious Says:

This is commonly known as "trash talking" things you say to proke a fight. I hope this isn't the begining of the republicans pulling an october suprise. I think with palin the GOP have it in the bag and don't need to pull any international crisis shtick.


 Sep 09, 2008 at 08:37 AM Just thinking Says:

We already know that in Hague they will say there is not enough evidence, but it's a cool thought anyways.


 Sep 09, 2008 at 09:37 AM Anonim Says:


Olmert and Sharon have done real harm to Jews and E"Y. Ahmadinejad has just sounded off into the wind and photoshopped pics of missiles.


 Sep 09, 2008 at 10:02 AM deepthinker Says:



 Sep 09, 2008 at 10:35 AM murray Says:

The true power in Iran is Not this jerky puppet, but the mullahs. He is delusional, and they can replace him with another "hardliner" in a minute.


 Sep 09, 2008 at 11:05 AM Anonymous Says:

such comments just brings out stronger anti-semetisim and can only bring chas vsholom bad,
But what ever Israel wants to do can only be a success if it will remain a secret until its done


 Sep 09, 2008 at 02:01 PM Anonymous Says:

kidnap olmert! he's the one who's done real damage, not just sabre-rattling!


 Sep 09, 2008 at 01:49 PM FinVeeNemtMenSeichel Says:

look at all of you belieing an AP story. i'm embarrassed.


 Sep 09, 2008 at 01:23 PM bigwheeel Says:

Raphael (Rafi) Eitan (despite his exploits in kidnapping eichmann YMSHV"Z and bringing him to justice) should be sitting on the back porch of a Nursing Home reading last week's newspaper or playing Dominoes with his Kindergarten classmate!!!


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