Release Meir Ettinger!

Batya Medad ,

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Batya Medad
New York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after their 1970 wedding and has been living in Shiloh since 1981. Political pundit, with a unique perspective, Batya has worked in a variety of professions: teaching, fitness, sales, cooking, public relations, photography and more. She has a B.S. in Journalism, is a licensed English Teacher specializing as a remedial teacher and for a number of years has been studying Tanach (Bible) in Matan. Batya blogs on Shiloh Musings and A Jewish Grandmother. ...

Release Meir Ettinger!

It's getting beyond ridiculous that the esteemed and experienced and professional Israeli Police after over six months haven't been able to prove any real connection between Meir Ettinger and the Duma fire, but they refuse to admit defeat and have been holding him in jail.
 

Meir Ettinger at a hearing   Ammar Awad/Reuters

Ettinger was placed on administrative detention more than seven months ago. The initial order, signed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) was only for six months. About a month and a half ago, Ya'alon order it to be extended for an additional four months. (Arutz 7)

Now the young man, instead of being around to enjoy the birth of his first child and help his wife and live like a normal person is still jailed with bare minimum conditions, almost incommunicado. Meir Ettinger and his family are begging the authorities to release him for a few hours to attend the Brit Milah, circumcision of his firstborn son.

Could the real reason he is suspected and being held regardless of the fact that nocourt-kosher proof seems to exist be the fact that he is the grandson of Rabbi Meir Kahana? Now I was never a fan nor follower of Kahana, but I never liked the way he was treated here by those in power. And to be honest I don't like the fact that his grandson is being punished for the fact that the Israeli government, police, politicians etc seem to believe/fear there is some great mystic power in the name and genes...