Netanya's Police Department is investigating a dangerous cult
which claims scores of young members from Netanya and the
Sharon area. The police investigation is being conducted as a
result of information presented by Lev L'Achim's Department
for the Struggle Against Cults. The cult's activities focus
on neo-Nazi incitement.
The activities of the dangerous cult came to the fore last
week in the wake of a fire which broke out in an abandoned
building in the center of Netanya. Firemen who arrived at the
scene were surprised to discover swastikas and neo-Nazi
slogans, such as "Long Live Hitler." The burned building was
apparently the cult's secret meeting place.
Rabbi Moshe Lachover, coordinator of Lev L'Achim's anti-cult
activities, arrived at the site and was surprised to hear
police and other public figures say that they regard the
findings as "youthful folly," and that they do not intend to
investigate the affair.
Rabbi Lachover warned that the findings point to the nature
of the activity of a "mystical" cult which includes organized
neo-Nazi activity. Similar activities were disclosed by Lev
L'Achim last year, when it discovered a dangerous group
called "Hitler Youth," which used Nazi slogans, and listened
to recordings of speeches of Hitler and Libyan leader Qadafi.
The cult leaders also dabble in Satanic rituals that resulted
in a number of deaths in Israel (and dozens of deaths in the
States). This connection to the Satanic cult is the reason
the police got involved here.
The youths who participated in these activities were defined
as "youngsters from good families and students of an
exclusive Tel Aviv high school, [including] grandchildren and
relatives of Holocaust survivors." Their activity was halted
due to the measures taken against them by Lev L'Achim whose
volunteers, who are tracking down such groups and cults
throughout the country, have transferred updated information
from their computerized files to Netanya police. As a result,
police have decided to make intensive efforts to locate
youngsters active in this cult.
Lev L'Achim has repeatedly stressed the inadequacy of the
legislative system, which doesn't implement the
recommendations of the Glazer-Taasa Committee which
recommended that the activity of cults be prohibited. This
committee, founded by the Knesset a number of years ago,
published an extensive report on the issue.
Educators and public figures were shocked by the degeneration
of these high school students, and demanded the
intensification of efforts to introduce the youngsters to