Israel: Prosecution Orders an Investigation into Barack Obama’s Kosel Kvitel


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A deputy state prosecutor, Shai Nitzan, on Thursday ordered Israel Police to launch an investigation into a Ma’ariv report disclosing the contents of the kvitel placed in the Kosel by visiting US presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama. The story explained the kvitel was taken from the Kosel stones, and it made its way to Ma’ariv, which in the story decided to include the contents of the kvitel.

In the complaint filed with the Justice Ministry, it states the removal of the kvitel and revealing its contents is a violation of the senator’s privacy, an insult to visitors to the Kosel, and an affront to the mispalalim who frequent the Kosel.

The complaint adds that placing kvitlach in the Kosel stones has become an international custom, one that people of all faiths take part in. As such, if the contents of notes are revealed, the custom is in jeopardy. Therefore, the complaint states that a failure to file criminal charges against Ma’ariv endangers the future of this widely accepted custom.

After examining the complaint and the different pertinent facts in the case, Nitzan decided a police investigation is warranted, moving ahead with charges of violating one’s privacy and desecration of a holy site. The State Prosecutor’s office adds it feels the matter is one of great public interest.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)


  1. BS”D

    Will this investigation reveal what is suspected, namely that Obama’s handlers staged the whole incident?

    I doubt it, as the left in E”Y is hoping for Obama’s victory so that he can assist them in destroying what little remains of the territorial, political, spiritual and Jewish integrity of E”Y (if there ever was such a thing in the past 60 years of yenne medine).

  2. It seems to me that I once saw in a reliable sefer that one should not place notes there in the first place. I hope others will write whether this is correct or a mistake.

  3. What law is alleged to have been violated? It may not be nice, but how is it against the law? If you leave something in a public place it’s hefker and anyone can read it.