“For more than 10 years, these gentlemen have been involved in arms trafficking, organ trafficking, human trafficking, cocaine trafficking, money laundering and smuggling…Since January 2015, Haiti is on the list of states that finance the international terrorist. No media…has ever asked a question. Well, our Arab and Jewish friends fund terrorism in the Middle East from Haiti..The rotten and corrupt Haitian press protects the interests of the haves. The United States of America knows that these gentlemen are involved in illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs.” — Kerlens Tilus, July 1, 2017
The central hypothesis of this Kerlens article is that the Arab-Jewish mafia operating in Haiti, fear Trump arrest for tax evasion, money laundering, narcotics trafficking & for funding Middle Eastern terrorists
“Efforts to expose and name the Middle Eastern billionaires in Haiti who contain the Black masses in poverty, sickness, famine, and misery on behalf of empire are worthy. In fact, we push hard for the DEA to arrest the narco-traffickers in Jovenel Moise’s government beginning with the accused Jovenel Moise and including the criminally indicted Acra brothers as well as work to make empire’s military withdrawal in Haiti as the UN/NGhoe front and in Africa as AFRICOM, a reality.”— Èzili Dantò of HLLN, Haiti Oligarchy: The Arab, Syrian and Jewish Mafia
Èzili Dantò Note:
In this post, I feature an article by Kerlens Tilus. The original is in French. Please use the French original to gather the author’s full meaning. I share parts of the article below (translated in English) that I am interested in. (Full article here: Les Nantis d’Haiti sont sur la sellette ).
There’s a theme here that we wouldn’t be even talking about if the Obama Demoncrats had gotten a third term through crooked Hillary. It is precisely because Hillary Clinton didn’t win the White House, that an article about arresting the Haiti oligarchs, most of whom are also US citizens, for tax evasion and money laundering is at all a possibility.
Haiti billionaires such as Bigio, Mevs, Acra and Brandt, are criminal families. They’re the ones who suppress the masses, the government from representing the masses and privatize Haiti for their own family interests and to help US imperialism. These Arab-Jewish mercenaries maintain the poverty of the Black masses for empire and the status quo through rigged elections, coup detats, private prisons, funding right-wing death squads, foul vaccines, fake news, UN occupation, et al.
In the last Èzili posting, you read an Omega News article which talked about how:
“The Anti-Bribery Provisions of the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act forbids American companies, US citizens, and green card holders to engage in corruption while conducting business overseas. Historically, the United States Justice Department had prosecuted businesses and US Citizens who bribed Haitian officials to gain access to lucrative contracts. A recent example of such prosecution is the case of Messrs. Esquenazi and Rodriguez….” —Petrocaribe: US Companies may have Violated the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Emphasis added)
The law is as effective as its enforcers. It would be a miracle if a systemically corrupt US injustice system suddenly arrested corrupt US businessmen in Haiti. But like the Omega article that’s what the Kerlens article outlines. He follows in this same long-shot possibility. Explains how the Arab-Jewish mafia works and operates in Haiti and speculates that Trump could arrest them to save the US while forsaking empire. Thus, you will perceive which sector of the Deep State is writing this. As improbable as it is, I like this conversation although I know it comes from a fragile Black male who is used as a control opposition guy (He writes, for instance – “In my last conversation with President Donald J. Trump, he said…”). The point is, as morally confused and unreliable as it is, we want and do support the anti-war, anti-imperialism, anti-pedophilia Deep State sector.
Efforts to expose and name the Middle Eastern billionaires in Haiti who contain the Black masses in poverty, sickness, famine, and misery on behalf of empire are worthy. In fact, we push hard for the DEA to arrest the narco-traffickers in Jovenel Moise’s government beginning with the accused Jovenel Moise and including the criminally indicted Acra brothers as well as work to make empire’s military withdrawal in Haiti as the UN/NGhoe front and in Africa as AFRICOM, a reality.
Kerlens’ main point is that these billionaire mulatto collaborators of Arab/Jewish ancestry are now living in fear that Trump may arrest them for tax evasion, money laundering, narcotics trafficking & funding Middle Eastern terrorists. I think that’s wishful thinking and possibly a planted article because of who Kerlens is. I’ve studied and observed Kerlens’ erratic writings from afar for many years; how it’s peppered with Freemasonry occult (egregore) stuff and they’re reflective of a brainwashed, MKUltra colonial operative who has astral functions. Sometimes, he’ll write lucidly and logically. Other times he’s a Christian fanatic who hates Haiti culture, Vodouists are the height in evil and Haitians must be saved by the Abrahamic murderous male cult vampires. Other times, like here, he writes most logically (until he goes sideways at the end) to advocate for the Arab, Jew and colonial Christian vampires – who implement genocide for the Rothchild/Vatican/Jesuit/CIA-Mossad psychos – to arrest each other and get the hell out of Haiti; allow the Black masses and youths to live free with universal human rights and self-determination. I’ve no idea which is the real Kerlens Tilus. But he tells you, in this article, his FBI connections, and his U.S. intelligence tentacles.
Nonetheless, slaves and operatives who don’t know they’re slaves are the most efficient operatives. But their work may sometimes provide the FreeHaiti resistance with insights into their puppet masters. Kerlens article provides that Intel.
He’s absolutely correct when he says in Haiti, that the “Arabs and Jews commission middle-class intellectuals to organize civil society that works to the detriment of the national majority.”
You guys already know the Deep State is at war with itself. One sector, led by the establishment Demon-rats and the Bush/McCain Republicans are willing to sacrifice the US as a nation for the Ziocon global state that privatizes all public wealth for the one percent while the other sector wants the old “Great America” with a white middle class back again. This mythical “Great America” is sometimes defined as post WW2 FDR or the pre-1913 America before the central bank Rothchild/Vatican vampires took it over. I study white folks, but still can’t figure how they know of a time when “America was great?” They’re delusional and illogical. But…since neither sector is about truth, Black sovereignty or earth liberation, I don’t mind helping their divisions along and making it wider. For, when the vampire elites and their collaborating ghouls are maneuvering against each other, they’ve got less time to focus on their traditional genocidal rampages against the Black women’s children and enslaving huemanity in general.
Kerlens’ article exposes and alleges “disagreements” between the US military industrial intelligence complex, Arab, Syrian-Jew oligarchs they protect in Haiti. If indeed these vampires are tearing each other apart, that makes our FreeHaiti job easier. Besides, I am just so, so, so bored with their fake news, fake charity, fake science, fake medicine, fake history, fake history, fake, fake humanity – their overall brutal phoniness. It’s amusing to imagine they might arrest each other and put themselves in jail! Who believes that crap? The elites have no conscience, are Yurugu without a soul. But since I am still here, the Ancestors’ want to amuse me.
Trump did give us a few months of amusement before he started to fall in line with the establishment warmongers. I cherish those moments and any conversation where humans are thinking we will get rid of the psychos ruling the planet – sociopaths who openly plan to kill 7 billion people, leaving only 500million alive, mostly their inbreeds.
The Neanderthal’s colonial patterns hasn’t change in centuries. The Arab-Jewish Syrian and Lebanese in Haiti are as much the middlemen keeping Black progress in check as the historical NAACP-type Boule mulatto negroes do in the US.
“The vast majority of Arabs in Haiti are Syria and Lebanese…We find some Palestinian families and some Jews who are also Arabs like the Bigio family and the Kedar family. They entered Haiti as a result of a war in which Westerners invaded the region of the Near East, prompting the Levantines to set sail between 1880 and 1920. The Lebanese State was created in 1920 by France, under the name of ” Great Lebanon.” The French imposed their mandate in Syria also in 1920. Many Syrians and Lebanese have taken refuge in the United States of America and the United States of America naturalized them and send a good part to Haiti. The emigration of the Arabs to Haiti began in 1880 under the aegis of the Americans who wanted, in the long term, to reduce the European influence in Haiti. All the Arabs in Haiti are American citizens according to the agreement that was signed between their ancestors and the American establishment. It was in 1960 that François Duvalier signed an esoteric pact with the Arabs who began to have a certain hold in Haiti as straw men to do trade for the Duvalierists.
The Bigio family entered Haiti in 1925 and in 60 years, this Arab-Jewish family eventually imposed its dominion over the whole country of Haiti. Arabs and Jews have always had the unconditional support of the United States of America, especially under the administration of Ronald Reagan. They were the ones who conspired against Jean Claude Duvalier and ended up having his skin to not pay the millions of Duvalierists they had in their hands. Today the Arabs and the Jews have a great disagreement with the American government and we will explain, in detail, this misunderstanding in this article and we will try to bring hope to young Haitians, because we Haitians are at the end of our pains with these leeches – these wicked, assassins of Levantines.” (Emphasis Added)
Citing an article written during the earthquake about how the Arab-Jews helped Israel into Haiti, Kerlens then explains the disagreement. He puts a whole bunch of religious stuff at the end of his article that I omit here. So, if those are your points of references, feel free to find them in the original French. The rest of what he says in this article makes perfect sense and I enjoyed this Kerlens piece because I wish some goodness would indeed take the Haiti oligarchy, their puppet masters and neutralize them all off and away from huemans and prevent them from further hurting the planet.
CIA asset, Guy Philippe, was used as the Haiti face to the US-orchestrated 2004 bicentennial regime change in Haiti for the George W. Bush Administration. The occupiers brought in a nightmarish 13-year UN-MINUSTAH chapter 7 war mission. As MINUSTAH packs its bags to leave Haiti, 13-years later, also in April 2017, Guy Philippe pleads guilty to money laundering drug proceeds from 1999 to 2003.– See, Guy Philippe Pleads Guilty and TPS
Tanpri souple, ale siyen petisyon: isit lan lyen sa
We worked hard to push for the arrest of the money launders and narcotics traffickers at the beginning of Trump’s term.
Since Trump took power, the CIA-DEA, Secretary Rex Tillerson (a former Exxon Mobile CEO) and noted Israeli proxy, son-in-law Jared Kushner, have kept the Arab-Jew narco-terrorists in power in Haiti. The drugs the Deep State billionaire proxies past through Haiti from Columbia on their ships going to Miami, finances US-CIA-DEA-Mossad covert operations everywhere in the world to kill the poor – the Black, white, all creeds – in the US, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Africa, Palestine, to name a few countries under siege. We’ve encouraged the DEA and Homeland Security to duly enforce the laws against the corrupt billionaires, their ISIS-ilk death squads and narco-terrorists imposed on innocent Haiti. But it’s not likely the vampires they work for, at the highest of levels, will lose their taste for our blood – stop hurting the innocent in Haiti and their own masses.
In “Les Nantis d’Haiti sont sur la sellette” meaning, “The Wealthy Oligarchs of Haiti are on the Hot Seat,” Kerlens writes, optimistically:
“Haiti’s rescue is not too far away, as the haves of Haiti have a great disharmony with the Americans who are about to take action.”
Kerlens fails to mention that the Jew-Arabs in Haiti brought the bicentennial coup detat with George Bush the second in 2004, along with their UN and private military contractors. Obama-Clinton then used the earthquake trauma to push in Makout president, Michel Martelly, who ruled by decree, including giving out Haiti offshore islands to these foreign barbarians as well as a $50 million border surveillance agreement to Israel’s HLSI. Kelens also writes as if Aristide, who was twice duly elected is the same as the coup detat presidents, like Michel Martelly and Jovenel Moise, who are put in and supported by the corrupt Haiti oligarchy. He writes “Jean Bertrand Aristide is a shareholder in the Bigio Group.” That’s not true. The Bigio family helped financed Labanye, corrupt police and the two coup d’etats against President Aristide to bring in Port Lafito and put the old Duvalierists Tonton Macoutes back into office in 2017.
The UN mercenaries and moneyed Haiti barbarians from the Middle East inside and at Haiti’s gates do not finance popular rule, human rights nor Black self-determination. They’re implementing a genocide in Haiti and rule through dictators and pedophiles. (See, sign petition: Say no to UN pedophiles raping Haiti children, women and stop MINUJUST, aka “The UN minus justice.”; Orphanage hoax and child trafficking at Haiti orphanages; and, US/UN-MINUSTAH Chapt VII War Crimes in Haiti.)
Here’s more English excerpts of the Kerlens article for your review (Emphasis added):
“Disagreement between the Americans and the Arabs, Syrians-Jews
..the Bigio Group makes over $ 700 million each year in Haiti. …US authorities, most notably the US Treasury Department whose Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the acting arm that collects taxes for the federal government..began an investigation into the Bigio Group….. They saw that in 2010, the Bigio Group made $ 1.3 billion in sales.
When calculating taxes and income taxes, the Bigio Group is expected to pay the Directorate General of Taxes, nearly $ 350 million. When the investigators were at the DGI, the Bigio Group had not even paid $ 50 million for 2009. So the US government decided to investigate all Arabs and Jews residing in Haiti and the accused of tax evasion.
In the United States of America, double taxation is not appropriate. If a US citizen pays his taxes in Haiti, he only has to declare the amount paid in Haiti and we will not charge him in the US. If the amount is lower than what the taxpayer should pay, then the IRS will issue a slip for the difference. If in a year the Bigio Group has more than $ 700 million, then it would have had to pay more than $ 210 million to the US tax or the DGI, which has never been done. Over a 20-year period, the Bigio Group owes more than $ 1 billion to the US tax authorities. The Arabs and Jews combined operating in Haiti owe more than $ 4 billion to the US tax authorities.
Since 2013, the Final Report on Tax Evasion and Money Laundering has been completed. Arabs and Jews lobby. They have a 15-story building in Washington DC and several law firms in the major North American capitals that lobby for them. They had a sweet life with the Obama Administration, but Donald J. Trump sees things differently. These gentlemen have to pay what they owe to the Americans. The US Department of the Treasury is setting up a structure to have control of the IMB as they did for the National Archives because the Arabs and Jews bribe the officials of that institution and refuse to pay taxes And taxes. A study by the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the CIA, published in February 2013, showed that if Arabs and Jews really pay taxes in Haiti each year as they should, the Republic of Haiti would have found $ 4 billion to invest in its budget. The US government does not intend to give a free pass to these free loaders of Arabs and Jews.
Then it gets complicated. For more than 10 years, these gentlemen have been involved in arms trafficking, organ trafficking, human trafficking, cocaine trafficking, money laundering and smuggling. I’ll give you a reliable clue. How many Arabs and Jews have private planes and helicopters in Haiti? Not even one. The US government has put an embargo on Arabs and Jews in Haiti that they consider dangerous.
Since January 2015, Haiti is on the list of states that finance the international terrorist. No media, not even the daily newspaper Le Nouvelliste has ever asked a question. Well, our Arab and Jewish friends fund terrorism in the Middle East from Haiti. Another study carried out and published in February 2013 showed that the Haitian economy could not have more than $4 to 5 billion circulating within it.
But when we calculate the remittances of Arabs and Jews in the big capitals of the world and the Middle East, we realize that they transfer more than three billion dollars. One wonders where they find all that money. Since 2013, there has been a large-scale investigation into money laundering. The American investigators concluded that Haitian elites made up of Arabs and Jews are scavengers. It is not without reason that the New York Times and the Washington Post had indexed them of “MRE” Most Repugnant Elite. There are things that happen before our eyes and we do not even know if they are happening. The rotten and corrupt Haitian press protects the interests of the haves.
The United States of America knows that these gentlemen are involved in illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs.
We have convincing examples: Rodolphe Jaar, Marc Antoine Acra, and so many others who are suspected and imprisoned. Currently, Guy Philippe is singing, and he sings with his throat unfurled. The masquerade of judgment of Guy Philippe is to hide the real investigation that is currently taking place on the business class Arab and Jewish who hold Haiti attached to the misery and filth.
The Americans will not stop these Arabs and Jews because they love Haiti. They will arrest them because they are a threat to the United States of America and they make a lot of money without Uncle Sam’s knowledge. That’s why we in the national liberation movement, with 100,000 young people Haitians are asking the millions of young Haitians to pray and mobilize, because the end of this “peze souse” (squeeze and suck dry the masses) system is near.
The Arab and Jewish mafia that operates in Haiti will stop all operations and Haitians will be able to take over their country if the Arabs and Jews are arrested for tax evasion and narcotics trafficking. That is why we are in talks with the regime of Donald J. Trump to appoint an ambassador who will truly defend the interests of the Americans in Haiti.
If Haiti get rid of these criminals, in less than three years, cleaning will be done in the country to prepare the site for the good seed of sustainable endogenous development. It is for this purpose that we launch four national days of prayer on 14, 15, 16 and 21 August to pray for the liberation of Haiti. Cleaning must be done. The Americans have all the evidence, they just have to act. The Arab lobby and the Jewish lobby are very powerful in the United States of America; That is what prevents these gentlemen from being hunted and cracked like crabs.
In our investigation we have seen that the leadership of the Haitian diaspora is corrupted by its Arabs and Jews who refuse to allow Haitians from outside to mobilize to lend strong hands to the country and to achieve things for the good of the country. Elements that we will eventually quote their names are heavily paid for boycotting any initiative of the diaspora that could result in substantial assistance to Haiti.
Ask yourself, dear compatriots readers: Why can not we have a vibrant and viable diaspora federation? Why can not we have a diaspora bank where our compatriots can invest their money to invest in Haiti in projects with high labor capacity? Why can not they have major projects of diasporans in Haiti? Listen! The Arabs and the Jews place puppet presidents and they tell these lining-their-pocket presidents what needs to be done.
Not only is there an international conspiracy against Haiti, coming mainly from the Americans, the French, the Canadians, the British and the European Union, but also the Arabs and the Jews are against the liberation and development of the country. So, today, as fine strategists, we must play on this tense situation between the United States of America and the Arab and Jewish Communities in order to get the better of the game. I display myself and I bear the entire responsibility to tell you the truth. My information is reliable, I give you leads. I quote names and I share documents. Consecutive Haitians in the diaspora, especially the United States of America, must ask the Department of Justice to act and act quickly. Nan pwen nou rive la, se sèl lapriyè ak bon lobi ki ka sove Ayiti paske tout demach, tout envestigasyon fini, se gwo lajan k ap bay pou nèg yo pa al nan prizon.
How the mafia works in Haiti
My dear compatriots, I will give you an idea on the operation of the mafia in Haiti. The Arabs and Jews who are at the top of the pyramid are commissioned by the International Community, especially the Americans to keep the country in dirt.
Arabs and Jews in turn hired middle-class intellectuals and corrupt, business-like politicians, and gave them a mission to subdue the people. Middle-class politicians and intellectuals recruit bandits and militants at the level of the people to play macoutes-lavalas-tet kale.
At the summit, everything can be seen. Jean Bertrand Aristide is a shareholder in the Bigio Group.
Michel Martelly invested stolen money during his five year presidential term in trade with Arabs and Jews.
I have a list of well-known MPs and senators, politicians and intellectuals who receive their salary each month from the hands of Arabs and Jews. This is how Haitian society works. Arabs and Jews commission middle-class intellectuals to organize civil society that works to the detriment of the national majority.
The newspapers Le Nouvelliste and The National know all this, but they will not spread the word because they too are part of this colonial scheme. A man like Hervé Lerouge who made his bread and butter under the Lavalas and Tèt Kale governments and who has touched tens of millions of gourdes meant for roads that were not been built, is now a major media boss and head of public opinion. We’re in trouble in Haiti. If this is the press we’re waiting for to educate and conscientize the public, we’re done for. 99% of the journalists in Haiti on (the colonizers’) payroll. Those not on payroll are marginalized and harmed. (–Nou mele ann Ayiti. Si se laprès santi sa a n ap tann ki pou edike pèp la, ki pou fè evèy konsyans, nou chire. 99 pou san jounalis ann Ayiti sou payroll. Sak pa sou payroll yo minim e y ap mal mennen.)
To fight for Haiti, you have to have courage. I consider myself a dead man, because I do not have the strength and the courage to look at these combinations and not to talk about them. The FBI told me in October 2012 that if I returned to Haiti, I would be murdered in less than 24 hours because I know too many things.
Dear compatriots, if we truly want to liberate Haiti, we need 100,000 able and dynamic men and women who are ready to make the ultimate sacrifice. Things can not go on like that. I was forgetting the role of the mulatres in the salamization of Haiti. There are sectors of business that are reserved for mulattoes as well as to reward them as energy. That is why Bonnefil, Rouzier, and Vorbe are rubbing their hands to-day, and flowing it gently. They are part of the mafia, and they are the mafia’s acting arm in some way. Without electricity, it is the disorganization. Imagine if all Haiti was electrified, we could have fought against endemic structural violence and criminality. The informal economy could flourish and move from informal to formal. We must arm ourselves with courage to confront the murderers and assassins. Everyone knows who is who and who does what in Haiti, but nobody has the courage to denounce and act. In my last conversation with President Donald J. Trump, he said one thing that struck me greatly: “Haitians should clean up their own mess” (Haitians should clean up their own mess).
The Trump Administration can not help us if we do not make the decisions we need to drain the marsh. Arabs, Jews, corrupt intellectuals and corrupt politicians are a cancer for Haiti. They must be extirpated by all means of the land of Haiti. It is this alliance that we need today, the alliance of the right-thinking. This is why we are appealing to all the mystics of Haiti to join our torches in bundles to project a new light on the screen of Haiti. The struggle is spiritual and mystical. Take it or leave it. I have a special thought for the great connoisseur Dany Danache who was a serious Vodouisan of Lakou Soukri Danache. If Dany were alive, some men would not dare to talk about Vodou since they are sorcerers and Luciferian Satanists. We know how to solve the problem of witchcraft that characterizes Haitian Vodou. We must simply gather the Haitian mystics under the same flag, form the circle and close it, and then launch the assault on the thurifera.
May the spirit of the ancestors guide us, let the Spirit of God and the Holy Spirit guide us and guide us in this battling struggle. On March 29, 2014, I was transported into my astral body by the Holy Spirit to see a new Haiti. I stood speechless for several weeks in front of this marvelous view. I have the faith that in five years I will see the light of Haiti, new because we are very close to the goal. Let us continue to pray, to chant the name of the Great Architect of the Universe for a change of heart, a paradigm shift, an awakening of consciousness among young people and especially middle-class intellectuals so that we can redo 1804 and 7 February 1986 for the happiness of the Haitians and the majority who suffer from the carelessness of the haves of Haiti.
With the regime of Donald J. Trump, the economic elites of Haiti are indeed in the hot seat.
It is up to us Haitians who are brave and courageous to play our score to unmake these bandits from the earth and to make the necessary national dialogue to give another orientation to this country and to re-orient the national egregore towards the light. May God have mercy on us in His goodness and continue to pour out His blessing on us…… ” (Excerpt from Les Nantis d’Haiti sont sur la sellette by Kerlens Tilus, July 1, 2017, Futurologue/ Templier de Dieu, [email protected])
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Two Haitian Jews working with IDF to help survivors
Source: The Jewish News of Northern California | January 22, 2010
port-au-prince, haiti | One is the wealthy Jewish scion of a Haitian business magnate; the other is an Israeli entrepreneur and photographer who has lived here for 19 years.
One donated a football field–sized space to house the IDF field hospital; the other is working in the trenches, gathering tips about possible earthquake survivors and translating between Haitians and IDF rescue squads.
Both Reuven Shalom Bigio and Daniel Kedar — Jews who have lived in Haiti for years — are working behind the scenes to support Israel’s mission in the Caribbean nation.
“These two guys assisted in such a way that made us look so good,” Israeli Ambassador Amos Radian said Jan. 19.
The two expatriates were at the Israel base to go over the arrival of more IDF personnel (Bigio) and to coordinate a possible rescue mission (Kedar).
Radian said he was at home in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, when the earthquake hit a week ago, and felt his house shake “like mad” for 40 minutes. Hours later, he hitched a ride to Port-au-Prince with a team from CBS News.
He found Bigio at a hotel Jan. 14, a day before the Israeli aid mission was set to arrive, and said to him: “Tomorrow the Israel Air Force is coming with two jets and 250 people and I have no place to put them.”
Bigio’s response was immediate.
“He said, ‘Tell me what you need,’ ” the ambassador said, and by 8 a.m. the following day, the two met at an industrial park in Port-au-Prince owned by the Bigio family, along with members of the IDF Home Front Command’s advance team.
“People need help,” Bigio said. “We need to be there.”
The 37-year-old is the son of magnate Gilbert Bigio, a Syrian Jew and honorary consul for Israel whose business, the GB Group, does more than $700 million in sales each year. Gilbert Bigio’s own father came to Haiti in 1925 and was active in the Jewish community. He played a role in Haiti’s support for Israeli statehood in the November 1947 vote at the United Nations.
“Being in a city where there’s no synagogue, prayers are done at our house, Israel to us is the motherland. It’s the rock. It’s how we identify ourselves,” Reuven Bigio said.
Kedar, 49, was on an airplane to Israel when the earthquake struck. Having served in the IDF’s Special Protection Unit, he immediately hooked up with army officials when he landed.
“These soldiers from the special protective unit,” he said, gesturing to young men at the IDF base Jan. 19, “are the sons of people who served with me in the army.”
He offered the army a peerless guide to Haiti — one who knows his way around the city and speaks fluent Hebrew, French, Creole and English.
On Jan. 19, Kedar moved around the base at a frenetic pace, handling two cell phones, a satellite phone and a list of tasks. Among the tasks: greeting the family of a woman brought to the hospital after being trapped for six days in the rubble of a university.
“It’s the most sordid of sites we’ve seen,” he said after stopping to squeeze the woman’s hand.
Kedar says he has become a “de facto coordinator” for Israeli forces in Haiti.
“I speak the language and I know the streets,” he said.
It was Kedar who gave his personal phone number to a local radio station after the earthquake and asked people with tips about survivors’ whereabouts to call him. Kedar said he had gotten a tip about the 52-year-old man rescued Jan. 17 by the IDF, which pinpointed his whereabouts after the man was able to send a text message on his cell phone.
Kedar also translates. On Jan. 18, he worked in the rubble with a six-man IDF rescue squad that spent nearly eight futile hours searching for a girl thought to be buried under her aunt’s home. His primary task was translating between the soldiers and the child’s family, who gave soldiers information about the layout of the apartment so that they could get a better sense of where to look.
Kedar moved to Haiti 19 years ago for business reasons, and is married to Maryse Penette Kedar, a former Haitian tourism minister. He said he was using all of his local contacts to help the IDF effort, including getting water tanks delivered and having police stationed at the gate to the field hospital.
“We all want to help when there’s a crisis and we’re frustrated by our inability to do so,” he said. “You know people are dying left, right and center, so it’s very frustrating.”
He has found a unique role in the aftermath of the earthquake.
“Here I can give myself, 24/7, and everything I do is helping,” he said.
And although he has been sleeping only about three hours a night, “I sleep much better than I ever did.”