Yesterday, I reported that Jerusalem undercover police officer, Meir Rotter, son of the founder of the popular internet portal, Rotter.net, had posted messages at his father’s website inciting violence against the peaceful Sheikh Jarrah protesters opposing the Judaizing of East Jerusalem’s Arab neighborhoods. I had lots of circumstantial evidence that Meir Rotter, police officer, was Kafe, the Rotter forum member who posted angry, racist rants attacking demonstrators, the Israeli government, the media and everyone except his radical settler friends, for being gutless ‘anti-Zionist, post-Israeli’ wonders.
But until now, I hadn’t nailed the connection between the two identities. A reader published a comment earlier today with a link to a Yahoo Group which displayed a message sent to Meir Rotter. If you mouseover the name, you see the e mail address resolves to ‘kafe1 at netvision.net.il’ (I’ve removed the @ sign that is in the real address in order to prevent Rotter’s e mail address from being spammed). If you follow the link and your browser doesn’t properly resolve the Hebrew characters, mouseover the first name after the “To” and the e mail address will display for you.
The fact that Meir Rotter has chosen an e mail address ‘kafe1’ clinches his connection to Rotter member ‘Kafe.’
Among the things Rotter wrote in the forum were that settlers should spray yellow paint on the protesters and throw rocks at the individuals and their vehicles. He called this “legitimate protest.” He also boasted that “knives and axes” were the appropriate settler form of protest. My Israeli source for this story also reports that last Friday Rotter “brutally assaulted” three demonstrators. So now we know that a violent hooligan not only works for the Israeli national police beating up non-violent demonstrators, but that he publicly posts this incitement at his father’s website.
Meir Rotter acknowledged earlier today at an Israeli police online forum that he was both Rabbi Rotter’s son and an officer who worked the Sheikh Jarrah protest beat. Though he denied that he was an administrator or moderator of Rotter.net, he pointedly did not deny that he was Kafe. And for good reason…because he is!