Richard Silverstein: Israel Harbors French JDL Extremist Who Stalks French, Palestinian Activists
Gregory Chelli, French-Israeli Kahanist stalker
A French Jewish Kahanist named Gregory Chelli, using the code name Ulcan, has been terrorizing pro-Palestine activists in France and around the world for months. He’s engaged in obsessive pathological activities like stalking and hacking of at least 100 websites supporting the Palestinian cause. A French reader of this blog wrote me:
He started a chat on-line called ViolVocal (Viol means ‘rape) where he and others encouraged participants to perform ‘transgressing actions’, for instance one of the participants called the Jewish school in Toulouse where Merah killed the Jewish kids 1350 times and made anti-Semitic insults
Presumably he or one of his followers calls pretending to be an Islamist and threatens the school with a terror attack. This will presumably further smear French Muslims in his mind.
Lately, he’s taken to attacking French journalists who’ve criticized Israel’s massacre during the latest Gaza war. Benoit Le Corre, who writes for an online publication affiliated with Le Nouvel Observateur, wrote an expose about Chelli’s activities, which didn’t sit well with him. As a result, Chelli began harrassing phone calls to Le Corre’s elderly father. In one, he told the father that his son had died. Another time, he called the police claiming the father had just murdered his wife and son. The police came to the home at 4AM with guns drawn. The father was so distraught that five days later he had a massive stroke. Shortly thereafter, he died.
Chelli later called Le Corre to “offer condolences” and suggested that he and Le Corre could band together to make money off the story. He records all the calls and airs them on YouTube or the net for the delectation of his fellow pro-Israel psychopaths.
If that were the end of the story, it would not be newsworthy beyond the confines of France. But in this case, Chelli has fled to Israel (or made aliyah, depending on your perspective), which has offered him a new home from which to plan his ghoulish behavior. French officials have notified Israel that he is wanted. Israeli police have done nothing. So Chelli is free to continue his psychopathic rampage against all who cross him.
Is Chelli engaging in this behavior alone or does he have support? If so, are his supporters individuals or associated with official sources. Does the Israeli government or security services have a hand in his activities? This isn’t a far-fetched question. A French national has violated serious laws and Israel refuses to take any action. It leads one to wonder: is it just police incompetence? Or do the Israeli police tacitly support his agenda? Or do even more powerful political interests support him?
The Israeli media still haven’t written a single line about this case, which is shameful. There has been a single post in a local Ashdod-based blog. It’s now been covered by the BBC and JTA. Nowhere else, except the French media.
There will be some of claim that people like Chelli are an aberration, not reflective of the rest of Israel. I’d like to believe that. But the list of similar Israeli psychopaths infused with ideological zeal and immense hatred for Muslims is too long to be glossed over as a one-shot deal: Baruch Goldstein, Eden Natan Zada, Jack Teitel, Ephraim Khantses. The list goes on. These are Israel’s Joans of Arc. They lead the rallying cry to which many Israelis hearken. Even if Israelis reject mass homicide of the sort these figures perpetrated, the mass are sympathetic to the political ideas that underpin their agenda.
Israel has become a state that harbors such murderers and terrorists because the state itself has become a murderer and terrorist after crimes like the Gaza war. To modify a recent popular Bibi locution: Israel is Chelli, and Chelli is Israel. Just as Israel acts with depraved indifference to life in the Middle East, it harbors Jewish terrorist who wreak havoc on the lives of other Jews, Palestinians and journalists who seek nothing more than to express their views in a democratic society. Just as Chelli engages in “transgressive acts” so does Israel. Just as Israel exploits anti-Semitism for political purposes, so does Chelli. Just as Chelli engages in fraud, hoaxes and lies to advance his agenda, so does Israel. It’s a match made in heaven…or hell.
If Israel wishes to disprove this, let them arrest him and ship him back home where he will face justice. If not, they can have no complaint about the above paragraph.
I have a special interest in such a figure because another pro-Israel hacker employed by IBM Israel, Semion Kras (like Chelli, Kras’ family immigrated to Israel–from Russia), sabotaged this blog. Kras’ efforts were supported by other pro-Israel hoaxsters and social media frauds like David Lange and Brian London.
Source: Richard Silverstein