Skip to comments.Israeli Parents Fight Back
Posted on 10/21/2011 6:39:45 AM PDT by Love for Israel
JERUSALEM, Israel, October 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Now that Hamas has freed Gilad Schalit, thousands of Israeli parents are asking the Ministry of Welfare to return their children being withheld from them by social workers. "The welfare system uses a 'divide-and-conquer' method to break up distressed families," says David Weisskopf, founder of the UnPromisedLand channel. (http://www.youtube.com/user/UnPromisedLand) The YouTube channel raises public awareness about ongoing corruption in the Israeli welfare system.
One of the victims, a retired elite air force pilot, alleges that social workers kidnapped his infant son to put up for adoption. Such allegations are nothing new. The most infamous case involved the disappearance of 1,033 Yemenite children in the 1950's. Those families maintain that social workers kidnapped and sold their babies to childless couples.
Another victim complains that social workers took her newborn baby at birth. According to a television interview, this mother alleges the social workers used an older daughter's "misbehavior in school" to justify taking away her newborn infant.
"Instead of diffusing family crisis, court-appointed social workers actually make the problem much worse with a devastating impact on our children. They isolate each victim by telling each one, 'You are the only problem'," Weisskopf states. In reality, the Ministry of Welfare claimed 429,000 children were at-risk in 2010. Though Israel has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, social workers cut children off from their biological parents 20 times more frequently than the most dangerous cities in the United States.
A native of Chicago; Weisskopf has worked as a child welfare professional, consulted with the director of the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services, served as an advisor to the chairman of the Knesset Social Welfare Lobby and was a licensed foster parent for some of the state's hardest cases. All of which amounted to nothing in the Israeli welfare system when it came to his own children.
"During the first year of my divorce proceedings, they only allowed me one hour per week with my children. If they could do this to me so easily, how many others have they done this to?"
Over 50,000 viewers have visited the UnPromisedLand channel on YouTube in its first month. The YouTube channel gathers stories from victims of Israel's abusive welfare system. Weisskopf posted satirical videos using exerts from his own real-life therapy session to reveal a glimpse of the horrific treatment victims routinely face. "I wanted the audience to laugh and hurt at the same time."
The UnPromisedLand channel links to a database of Israeli embassies for viewers to write to their nearest Israeli embassy and find out why donations from local communities get used to destroy Israeli families. "International supporters have a right to know and Israeli embassies have an obligation to Israel's supporters," says Weisskopf. "Like Noam and Aviva Schalit, we are parents who call on the Israeli government to return our children."\
Contact: R. David Weisskopf, c/o UnPromisedLand Channel, 2364 Jackson St., #202, Stoughton, WI 53585, +1-(608)-492-1477, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Though Israel has one of the lowest crime rates in the world, social workers cut children off from their biological parents 20 times more frequently than the most dangerous cities in the United States."
I've never heard of this before
When I worked in child welfare I tried to put the families back together, but this was not looked upon favorably. They were more interested in proving people were “bad”.
That’s why we need to raise public awareness. Check out Wikipedia’s article on the 1,033 kidnapped Yemenite children from 1949-1955. Unfortunately, nothing has changed since then.
Our children need lots of people like you and need to throw the communists in prison who psychologically harm children. Please keep up the good work - for the children’s sake!!!
The children needs lots of good people like you and they need for the corrupt communists to be thrown in prison. Keep up the great work - for the children’s sake!!!
My dil in law is a Yemeni Jew from Israel, glad nothing happened like that in the 80s!
This is insane.
We get a guy who wants to spread the welath around and they spread the kids around in Israel??
Quite an eye opener. Nary a word of this has ever reached us before. Thanks for posting.
You’re welcome. Now please write letters to your local Israeli embassy and ask why the Israeli government uses YOUR donations to destroy the Israeli family
It never stopped from the 1950’s until today - including the 80’s. The most infamous example was in the 1950’s, but we hear such stories all the time in the Israeli media. I am making sure it gets into the English media so you can know about it as well and join us in calling on the Israeli government to stop kidnapping our children.
Not just inside Israel - they sometimes sell the children abroad . . . .
Thank you for bringing this forward!