Militant Settler Group to Guide Huckabee and Hikind to Western Wall
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Sun Aug 17, 2008 at 05:00:35 AM EST
From Arutz Sheva:
Baptist preacher and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee soon will be accompanied by religious Jewish New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind on a two-day visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall (Kotel) and the rocket-battered southern town of Sderot...During their visit to the Western Wall, where Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama recently toured, Huckabee and Hikind will be escorted by leaders of Ateret Kohanim Yeshiva, located in the Old Jewish Quarter of the Old City, now populated predominantly by Arabs...Huckabee, who was introduced by Hikind at the Jerusalem Reclamation Project dinner in June, has visited Israel nine times.

Ateret Kohanim is a militant Israeli settler movement: its chief backer, an American businessman named Irwin Moskowitz, has reportedly defended Baruch Goldstein (perpetrator of the 1994 Hebron massacre) and there are claims that he is sympathetic to the assassin of Yitzhak Rabin. In 2000 it was reported that a website registered to the name of his wife contained a game which featured then-prime minister Ehud Barak exploding. Moskowitz's son-in-law, Aryeh King, co-ordinates Ateret Kohanim and other settler groups working in Palestinian areas of Jerusalem through an organisation called the "Jerusalem Forum", which also includes groups planning to build the "Third Temple".
Details about Moskowitz and his various activities appear on an unflattering website, entitled This organisation, of which a number of rabbis and Jewish groups are members, states that it
...has been working since 1998 to stop Irving Moskowitz's activities in Jerusalem and Hawaiian Gardens, a small, predominantly Latino city in Los Angeles County, California.

In Hawaiian Gardens, Moskowitz operates a bingo hall and owns a casino; he controls the government for the benefit of his gambling operations. In East Jerusalem, he uses profits from those operations to thwart Israeli-Palestinian peace by buying strategically placed Palestinian real estate for Jewish settlers and supporting militant anti-peace organizations.

The site reports such charming details as this:
In February 2000, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Aharonot, discovered an Internet assassination "game" that invited visitors to "destroy" Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Barak and other moderate, pro-peace Israeli political leaders. It reported tracing the registration of the "especially violent" website to Cherna Moskowitz, Irving Moskowitz's wife and business partner in the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and other business ventures.

The game encouraged visitors to click on a leader's picture, which would "explode," accompanied by the sound of screaming.

There is also a forty-page pdf, which lays out the whole story of Moskowitz's activities. It includes an anecdote from a 1995 Mother Jones story:
Moskowitz's defense of [1994 Hebron massacre perpetrator Baruch] Goldstein gives some credence to a report in Mother Jones magazine that suggested he was in favor of the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin. Robert Silverstein told reporter Christopher Cook he had been childhood friends with Moskowitz. Silverstein recounted to Cook part of a conversation he had with Moskowitz soon after Rabin's assassination, "I said this business with Rabin is too much. Suddenly there was a cold silence. Then he said, "You don't know all the facts." Shocked, Silverstein concluded that Moskowitz supported the assassins. Their friendship was at an end.

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