Monday, September 15, 2014

R Eliezer Berland - arrested and released in Holland - fighting extradition to Israel

Arutz7   Authorities in Holland released Rabbi Eliezer Berland last week, but his passport has been confiscated, pending a decision on his extradition back to Israel. He was arrested at Amsterdam Airport on September 11 at the request of Israeli authorities. 

Berland, the founder and head of the Shuvu Banim community located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is suspected of a number of sexual assaults against women. He has been considered a fugitive since fleeing Israel two years ago, when allegations first surfaced and he was asked to come in for questioning. The arrest in Amsterdam was made at the request of the Israeli State Attorney's international department, using a warrant, issued by police unit Lahav 433, through Interpol. 

"I have no clue. It's all rumors spread over the past ten years," Rabbi Berland stated to Channel 10 news. "No proof exists. The police (in Amsterdam) released me and told me that that all complaints against me had no foundation and no basis." 

Disregarding the pending extradition, Rabbi Berland proclaimed, "I'm finished with the land of Israel. It is a country of Hamas for me." [...]


  1. I flew to south africa before pesach with many supporters of his. fine people. follow him completely. they tell many stories of his gadlus and tzidkus.
    I know nothing. neither do any of you.
    Rosh Hashanah is coming. be careful of throwing anonymous garbage on this or any other jew.
    Wait for the courts.
    anyone you write will be speculation and will affect your neshama.

  2. Dear puzzled. They courts don't always get it right either. It would help if people followed the laws on Loshon Harah as expressed in the Chofetz Chaim. Regards and wishing you a Shana Tova.

  3. thank you, and same to you and all of klal yisroel. I never met Rabbi Berland, but his followers are the most sincere people possible. very aidele

  4. i'm more inclined to believe he didn't do it which is just based on the
    sick history Israel has with setting up, persecuting and even murdering influential Rabbi's who refused to play there games or went against them.

    i always give more then the benefit of the doubt to these kind of allegations as it happens here all the time. people who cross the wrong people or don't comply with certain demands all of a sudden have all sorts of sex scandal charges against them.

    children r often coached and brainwashed with hours of persuasion and false memory being implanted in them under the guise of psychotherapy. its a shame but due to all the above reasons even if somebody is convicted i have a hard time believing there was any real justice in it.


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