August 25, 2016
The Ministry of Public Security
Rehov Clermont Ganneau, Building C, Sheikh Jerach Government Complex,
Sheikh Jerach, Jerusalem
P.O. Box 18182
Tel: 02 5428502
Fax: 02 5428039
Attn: Gilad Erdan
Minister of Public Security
Subject: Usurpation of power in the State of Israel by the Police forces
Dear Mr. Erdan!
My name is Milana Gorenstein, I am an international lawyer and a journalist from Jerusalem.
On June 1st 2016 I’ve sent to your office many documents showing the inactivity of the police in relation to investigations of crimes of top rank politicians and a letter to you, singed by me personally, in which I explained the severity of the situation and a need to establish a new security system in Israel in a form of private police.
I have called your office afterwards and asked to arrange a meeting with you, but your secretaries said there were no signed letter in the package of documents (no direct communication with the Minister), and, therefore, this is the reason why they will not arrange a meeting. I’ve faxed my letter again (confirmed) and was said to wait until the Public Complaints department will check my case.
In the meantime I turned to the Israel Post Couriers Service (Doar Shlihim) and asked to investigate under what circumstances my signed letter disappeared from the package of the documents you received. Please find their answer attached, confirming the receipt of the package undamaged by the workers of your Ministry. Therefore, the responsibility on this case in on workers of your Ministry, and I have many questions in relation to this incident…
To remind you, I received personal threats to myself and my family and event attacked personally during the international event on February, 2016, and my complaints to the police (as well as the attached confirming documents) were ignored and the cases were closed without investigation.
My new complaint to the Police against top rank politicians were closed the next day after investigation, and the Public Complaints department was informed about this.
I continue to live and work in Jerusalem, but my personal security and the security of my family is at risk, and no organization in the State of Israel offers me any protection.
The Public Complaints department representative Revital Ovadia Gispan doesn’t have explanation on why I didn’t receive any clear answer so far regarding the consistent life threats and personal attacks in front of TV cameras, and why these facts are not considered criminal cases in Israel (why the Police tries to establish their own laws at the Police Stations instead of laws of the State of Israel?) Death threats are often designed to intimidate victims in order to manipulate their behavior, but I am not the right person for this form of pressure…
In most world jurisdictions, death threats are a criminal offense. The fact that the Israel Police disregards this fact and create new criminal laws at the police stations means that the police officers committed the crime of usurpation of power in the State of Israel on behalf of high rank politicians, whom they try to protect.
I applied to all relevant organizations in Israel seeking for personal security (including your Ministry), with no result. In case I will be attacked again (or killed), it will be the assassination for political reasons. My life and security, as well as those of my family members, are not protected, and you, Mr. Erdan, are holding personal responsibility or any incident that may happen to me and my family — today and in the future.
Taking all the mentioned into consideration, as well as the fact that 40 days (according to law) already passed and there were no result from my complaint to the Ministry of Public Security, I consider for my protection to turn to media, revealing all the facts to general public, and also seek political asylum in the third country (preferably, the United States of America, since I arrived to Israel from there). In this case all the above mentioned facts immediately become a subject of international investigation.
Today, on August 25th 2016, I start the official campaign on creation of Royal Security Forces — a new public organization that will control the implementation of laws in the State of Israel and offer the highest level of security to all citizens of the country.
I invite you to arrange a meeting with me to discuss all the problems described above and try to find solutions to minimize the harm from this situation to the interests of the State of Israel and the people of Israel.
Milana Gorenstein, LL.B
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