|Yona Weinberg the convicted Sexual Pervert|
Yona Weinberg, a convicted registered level-3 sex offender (highest level),
is suing .....get this? ..............................sitting down? ....
If you are standing with a hot cup of coffee or tea, place it down before reading any further..... if you are in middle of eating ...stop or you'll choke!
he is suing R' Yaakov Horowitz shlitah because Reb Yaakov had the nerve to warn parents in Har Nof that this dangerous sexual predator relocated to Har Nof, after fleeing Flatbush!
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? You cannot possibly make this stuff up!
read the e-mail from Rabbi Horowitz:
|Rabbi Horowitz on left and the sex fiend dressed as a human on your right!|
I am being sued for using Twitter to warn residents of Har Nof, Jerusalem, that Yona Weinberg, a convicted registered level-3 sex offender, who served 13 months in prison for seven counts of sexual abuse in the second degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, relocated to that neighborhood in Israel. The NYS Division of Criminal Justice website describes a Level 3 registered sex offender, their highest level, as one who has a "high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety exists". We did not launch a public campaign until now, as we were hoping that sanity would prevail in the judicial system and the lawsuit would be dismissed by the courts. However, not only is this lawsuit continuing, but recently, Rabbi Daniel Eidenson, a child safety advocate in Israel, is also being threatened with legal action for slander, after posting online similar warnings about Weinberg. If you care about the personal safety of children, these lawsuits should trouble you deeply. For make no mistake. If these outrageous lawsuits are permitted to continue, fewer and fewer people will be posting warnings when convicted sex offenders move near you or those you love.
Another troubling component of the Weinberg case is that it follows the pattern of the State of Israel welcoming and later protecting (either knowingly or carelessly) people who are convicted or accused sex offenders like Avrohom Mondrowitz or more recently Malka Leifer, all three of whom fled to Israel from their native countries to avoid prosecution.
With all this in mind, we respectfully ask that you join us in this effort we are launching to convince elected and appointed officials in Israel and the Israeli press to:
1) Request that the Justice Department immediately dismiss the frivolous lawsuit brought by Yona Weinberg against me, and not permit any lawsuits of this nature moving forward.
2) Encourage responsible information flow and publication about convicted sex offenders to local parents and schools.
3) Conduct sex offender background checks on all people who apply for citizenship, and expeditiously reject those who are wanted for sex crimes in their native countries.
4) Ideally, a longer-term goal would be to enact legislation in Israel to protect children similar to Megan's Laws in the United States, where convicted sex offenders are required to register with local police and to notify law enforcement authorities whenever they move to a new location.
Below are email addresses of important agencies in Israel related to Justice and Immigration/Absorption, those for Yediyot Achronot and The Jerusalem Post as well as my email address, to enable me to print and bring your emails to elected officials here and in Israel.
To show your support for this effort, simply forward this email and cut and paste these email addresses in the "To" section of your email, perhaps adding a personal note.
Alternatively, you can compose your own email to those addresses or use this sample email text if that is more convenient.
Protect Our Children; Not Convicted Sex Offenders
Body of Email:
I am deeply disturbed that Yona Weinberg, a convicted, registered, level-3 sex offender in New York State, is being permitted to sue child safety advocate Rabbi Yakov Horowitz in Israeli courts for slander, for having warned residents of Har Nof, Jerusalem, that he had relocated there and was wanted for outstanding charges in the United States.
This is a travesty of justice and I respectfully request that this frivolous lawsuit be immediately dismissed. Children in Israel will not be safe if child advocates are intimidated into silence by this type of outrageous lawsuit.
Additionally, Israel cannot and should not become a place of refuge for convicted, registered sex offenders. I respectfully request that all people applying for Aliya be given a simple background check for sex offenses, and that all avenues be explored for Mr. Weinberg to be returned to the United States to face justice for outstanding abuse charges.
As a longer-term goal, I would encourage the Knesset to enact legislation similar to Megan's Laws in the United States, to mandate the registration of known Israeli sex offenders and the publication of their whereabouts.
Here are some phone numbers you can call:
- Israel Ministry of Justice, 972-2-646-6666, 8 for English, then 144
- Ministry of Aliya and Immigrant Absorption 972-3-973-3333
- United States Embassy in Israel 972-2-621-4555
Thank you very much for your participation in this effort.
P.S. If you are wondering why a registered, convicted sex offender would bring attention to himself by suing me, please read Bullies Bully and Abusers Abuse. It's all there and there are some helpful links for parents there as well.
Finally; here are 3 free videos that can help you have effective, research-based child safety/abuse prevention talks with your children: Safety Video #1, Safety Video #2, and Safety Video #3
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