The anarchist who scored a coup and may have ended the army career of a brilliant and dedicated officer was not whom he said he was. Something didn’t fit.
Every time I heard or read the name of the Danish activist struck by Lieutenant Colonel Eisner it didn’t ring true. He identified himself at Andreas Ayas, sometimes spelled Ias. But Ayas is a Muslim Arab name, not a Scandinavian one.
When I dyed my skin, hair and eyebrows to go undercover as a Pakistani at an ISM training event in San Francisco in 2004, I listened as I was instructed how to harass the IDF as an ISM volunteer.
Of the ten ISM volunteers I went through training with that day, all were arrested and deported on arrival in Israel.
The Foreign Ministry didn’t want to see my report on the training at all and I had to get it to the Shin Bet via other means.
The lead trainer, Jamie Spector, then tried to get access to Israel via the Supreme Court demanding to be allowed to enter the same country she wanted destroyed for the Arabs because she was of Jewish descent. She failed and was deported and is still an anti-Israel activist in San Francisco.
I was also told by Spector during training, that if I was caught and deported, I could easily get a new passport and return yet again to make trouble.
Israel stamps the passports of ISM activists who are deported, so they are banned from the country for ten years. Despite the strict passport laws in the US against passport fraud that mete out a fifteen year sentence for such actions, the US State Department almost never enforces the law against ISM agitators.