חשיפה: הצעירה שנטען כי זומנה לחקירת משטרה רק כדי ללחוץ על ניר חפץ להפוך לעד מדינה היא קרן סידקובסקי
Before I begin this post I want to make one thing very clear. I support the corruption investigations against Netanyahu. He is guilty as sin. Further, I realize that the story first reported by on Channel 12 by Amit Segal is designed to damage the police investigation. I have no wish to participate in anything that would do so.
That being said, I also have no great love or admiration for Nir Hefetz, the suspect pressured by the police into becoming a state witness against his former boss, the prime minister. He is not a figure worth protecting, even if he may be helping to put Netanyahu behind bars. Nor do I have any particular problem with the police using his private sexual peccadillos in order to pressure him to cooperate with the case against the PM.
That is why I’ve decided to report the story below. There will be those who may exploit this reporting in order to besmirch the police investigation. I can’t help that. Nor do I think that this particular bit of reporting is going to do any serious damage to it, or help Netanyahu avoid what he has coming to him. This effort facilitated by journalistic scum like Segal is a desperate attempt to avoid the inevitable and they’re unlikely to save their corrupt political overlord.
As I wrote earlier today:
Israeli media are reporting with ‘deep shock’ that one of the key witnesses in the Netanyahu corruption investigation was given rough handling by Israeli police. What was the rough handling? Physical torture? Threatening one’s children or spouse? Hardly. The extent of the abuse involved confronting Hefetz with the woman with whom he was having an affair, and warning that the police would expose his personal life if he didn’t cooperate.
The well-informed source mentioned above tells me that then-national police commander, Roni Alsheikh, brought with him interrogation techniques used by his former agency, the Shabak. He insisted that if these protocols could be used against Palestinians, that Jewish suspects should not be spared them either. Now of course, the Israeli Jewish media is howling with displeasure that what is good for the Palestinian goose is bad for the Israeli Jewish gander.
Another well-informed source (different than the one referenced above) has reported the name of the woman with whom Hefetz was having an affair. She is Keren Sidkovsky. I’ve dug up a picture of a Keren Sidkovsky, though I cannot confirm that she is definitely the woman in question. I do not know her age, but the woman in this picture appears to be a model and in her early 20s. I am breaking a police gag order in publishing this.
I’m also displaying a police complaint filed by Netanyahu’s lawyers, which specifies how the police supposedly arranged a chance meeting between Hefetz and Sidkovsy. The premise of the complaint seems to be that the police used duplicity against Hefetz in their investigation. Imagine that! Police using fakery and underhanded tactics to snare a criminal! Who’d a thunk it??
Another reason Bibi’s stormtroopers want this story reported is that they believe it will besmirch Hefetz’s reputation. Can a man having an extramarital affair be trusted as a state witness? To which I would add, can a politician who’s had serial affairs and multiple wives on whom he’s cheated, be trusted as prime minister?
I’m bemused by the fact that Netanyahu and his supporters all of a sudden are so solicitous of the welfare of Nir Hefetz, someone who was once a member of Bibi’s inner circle and who betrayed him to save his own ass. They’re outraged that this good man was put through the wringer by the police and so terribly mistreated. Gimme a break. For Segal and that lot, Hefetz is a tool to be exploited on behalf of saving Bibi’s ass. That’s all he is. Netanyahu uses people like Hefetz whether he’s a member of the inner circle or someone who’s betrayed him, then throws them away. Everyone is disposable. I’ve got news for Bibi: he’s disposable too.