This week Israeli police arrested Binyamin Mayerovitz, owner of a printing company, on the grounds that he had printed anti-police incitement material. Mayerovitz's press was established recently after members of the Edah Chareidis Jewish court, as well as prominent Lithuanian rabbis, forbade Torah-true Jews from using the government-sanctioned Yashar Gaon Press, owned by Yisroel Klatzkin.
Someone had tipped off the police that Mr. Mayerovitz was responsible for the recent poster entitled, "A Campaign of Suppression." With full-color pictures, the poster depicted the brutal acts of police officers in Beis Shemesh during the controversy over the modesty sign. The same source had told the police that Mayerovitz was responsible for the poster entitled "Kristallnacht" describing the way Jerusalem police visited the homes of 28 families in Beis Shemesh at 3 AM, shouting and pounding on the doors, frightening the women and children, who cried and trembled for fear of their lives. (It is interesting to note that the police had obtained the names of those 28 families from these same informers.)
Mayerovitz was cross-examined for four straight hours regarding his connection with the two posters. When he categorically denied any connection with them, they told him the secret: "We have two witnesses who saw the posters in your van."
When Mayerovitz realized what was going on, he retorted, "Yes, Klatzkin planted them there as evidence for his false claims. He'll do anything to make you police happy. But I won't be his victim!" As soon as he said these words, the cross-examiner dropped his pen and told Mayerovitz to go home.
At the same time, the informers are spreading rumors that the three Orthodox Jews arrested in Beis Shemesh are not keeping the terms of their house arrest. Last week, when hundreds of Orthodox Jews went to the ancient cemetery of Acre to stop the Zionists' digging, an informer told a rabbi that he himself had seen the prisoners on their way to Acre. The rabbi saw through this lie and replied, "One of them is a kohein, so how could he have entered the cemetery?"
A more positive development was reported by Marom Press: they are receiving requests from Jews all over the Holy Land, in the north and the south, for modesty posters similar to the one that started the controversy in Beis Shemesh.