Is there a reason Israeli media publicizes humorous nonsense?
Israeli journalist ponders sense and non-sense./p>
With three very real crop formations
this past year and a dozen dramatic
video tapes capturing UFOs in the past three, one would think the
Israeli media would have a field day covering unexplained phenomena.
However, nary a newspaper or tv program reported the very real incidents, yet
they all seem to jump on any chance to exploit humorous nonsense.
In the past month, Adrian Dvir and his group of alien healers
have received a great deal of media coverage. In the first week of May
alone, Dvir appeared on the most popular morning TV show, Jude Morning
and was the subject, along with fellow alien healer Haya Levy, of a three
page feature in the Jerusalem Post's weekend magazine.
I reported on Dvir's activities last October with great
skepticism. Despite rejecting all his claims of aliens guiding his healing
sessions, I had to admit that he and his cohorts did film a very real
triangular UFO over the city of Rishon Letzion.
Rishon Letzion is now Israel's UFO center. Both Levy and Dvir
live there and operate two of the city's three alien healing clinics. In
November 1997, young Gil Bar videotaped an air force F-15 chasing a UFO in broad
daylight over the city and four other UFOs have been filmed there since.
One of the witnesses to a triangular UFO over Rishon Letzion was a twenty
year veteran of the Israeli air force, Avishai Granot.
And Dvir is no slouch himself. He is an engineer who develops
hand-held military computers for a most staid company, Tadiran. This year
he published a book, which is selling well called X3, Healing, Entities, and Aliens with CD nationally and he
is at work on a new book relating his adventures with the alien
race in touch with him, the Kliendcontlars.
Supposedly, there are ecological problems on their planet and
aliens are checking out
Earth for a possible mass migration of all fifteen million
intelligent citizens of the planet. However, their mortal enemies the
Morgolius, have also set their sights on Earth and real trouble is a-comin' from
them in the next fifty years.
Chaya Levy claims that three alien races guide her healing. One
looks human, another is reptilian, while the third is small grey, with
bald heads and three long fingers on each hand. Last February Dvir claimed
to have begun receiving calls on his cellular phone from the mother ship
of the Kliendcontlars.
The caller was the wise 200 year old Fenix (Kliendcontlars
live to a ripe old age of 400). He sent press releases out to the
media and got his intended result; a lot of publicity for his book and
clinic, where alien-guided healing costs $35 an hour.
Dvir has found an advocate in Avi Grief, founder and chairman of
the Israel UFO Research Organization. Once the premier UFO group in
the country, attracting hundreds to its semi-annual conferences, Grief's
conferences attract no more than two dozen today, largely because Dvir has
been the featured speaker three times in a row.
Says one prominent Israeli ufologist, "Grief is a has-been
and Dvir is making a mockery of Israeli ufology. And the media is happily
prodding them along. Serious UFO study is dead in the Israeli media and
bullshit has won the day."
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Written By Barry Chamish
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