A new report into Meron, with new footage, came out yesterday.

I will put the link at the bottom of this article, if you haven’t seen it already.

Because in the meantime, I’ve spent the last 2 hours going through this new clip from Channel 12 – exactly 3.33 seconds long – and I’ve already caught saw many deliberate lies it’s astounding.

This is going to take me another 2 hours to complete, so in the meantime, I wanted to post up where I’ve got to, so far, and then I’ll update once I’m done.

As always, I’m a fallible human being, and this is about the truth, not about my ego.

So please, if you see any mistakes in what I’m writing – that are based in fact, and not just opinion – please do let me know. I welcome all input that is also trying to establish the truth of what happened.



UPDATE: A reader sent me a screenshot that shows the first scene in the Channel 12 report also has a time stamp. I’m slotting it in here.


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Here’s the link where you can see the full clip – until they take it down, because this is effectively catching the media in the act of deliberately falsifying ‘evidence’ to cover up the truth of how those 45 people in Meron died.

What we have now learned beyond the shadow of a doubt:

There are two exits at the bottom of the ‘Shvil Reb Dov’ stairs, one to the left and one to the right.

We still don’t know – for sure – what as going on at the left hand exit, but it’s clear beyond any shadow of a doubt now that:



There’s so much more to say, and for sure we aren’t done yet.

The crowd coming down that single exit out of the Toldos Aharon complex only had one way to go – to the left.

The right-hand exit was definitely blocked, probably by a gate – which is why there are so many accounts of the exit being blocked with a gate.

The left-hand exit was left free, but became dangerously congested.

Then, 10+ policemen and policewomen showed up at the left-hand exit to stop people exiting from that side too – and the result was, 45 people died.

Channel 12 themselves state that these 45 people were crushed at the back of the crowd on the right hand side at the back – right next to the exit that was deliberately blocked by the police.

You can also see in the Channel 12 footage, if you look carefully, a number of Border Police and regular police coming in and out of the area, from that otherwise ‘blocked’ right hand exit.

What this means is – the police could have easily opened the right-hand exit, they could have easily rescued the people trapped.

And they didn’t.

This was murder.

And the footage from Channel 12 is finally proving that.



Now we can understand this original footage better:



That’s why all the people in the video, above, have their backs to it, and are facing in only one direction.

Police did block the exit, beyond the shadow of a doubt.

When are the people responsible for this – going all the way up to the highest levels of government – going to be arrested and held to account, for what they did in Meron, L’ag B’omer 5781?


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27 replies
  1. Ray
    Ray says:

    The video you posted in the article “Accident or Murder in Meron?” clearly shows the bottom of the stairs being blocked by policemen (see around 13 seconds in on that video). That explains very simply why the stairs went from being a free moving two-way passage to a sudden lockjam where absolutely NOT-ONE-PERSON moved. There is a thousand people on that stairway and they’re all pushing only in one direction -towards the exit, and yet – no one is moving an inch!! CLEARLY, if that exit was actually opened, then they would not all still be standing there. I’ve been to Meron for many years, when the crowd moves, it moves. It does not stand still!!! The only reason its standing still is that there is no flippin exit !!!

  2. ☺️Elisheva
    ☺️Elisheva says:

    I’ve just been watching Avi Abelow’s video on Pulse of Israel whose wife lost a nephew. It’s very moving as it’s personal but at the end he asks the outstanding question
    That’s it really!

  3. Jonathan
    Jonathan says:

    Thanks for your amazing work Rivka.
    As the arab cleaner said in your previous post: God will deal with them.
    They just shot themselves in the foot.

  4. Hava
    Hava says:

    I know, you’re really busy. So, here’s an edit:

    “…exactly 3.33 seconds long…

    I think you meant to write …”exactly 3.3 minutes long…”. I saw it on the video itself.

  5. DS
    DS says:

    This is great work. Even if someone wants to come along later and interpret it differently, the fact that it was doctored proves two things beyond a doubt:
    1. There was by definition a coverup, and by extension a crime which they needed to cover up.
    2. Channel 12 are a bunch of liars, serving the interests of the criminals responsible by putting out government propaganda.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      This video also proves beyond the doubt that at least one exit was definitely blocked by the police shortly before the ‘disaster’ at the stairs, sometime between 12:41am and 12:43am.

      That by itself is also a huge bit of clarity.

      And of course, we also see there was no stampede, no heart attack on the stairs, none of the other made-up stories that have been flooding the MSM for the last week.

      But I’m sure that there is still a lot more to come out.

      This is only the beginning of pinning down what was really going on in Meron this year.

  6. Chaim
    Chaim says:

    I tried and wanted to believe what you write, but I’ve reviewed the channel 12 report again, after reading your post, I don’t find your report proving anything.
    The time stamp appears to be missing every time they zoom in the camera to show details. this is probably also the reason of the lighting effect changes.
    I don’t see clearly at any point in the video that the right side is blocked.
    When they say that people on the right are being crushed, they are referring to the people on the ramp, not those on the bottom of the stairs.
    Again, I tried believing what you write, but there is no proof in this case.
    We don’t need proof that they are evil and bad human beings, כשהן יורדין הן יורדין עד לעפר, but of course putting out conspiracies has an adverse affect.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      You’re entitled to your opinion. How wall-mounted security cameras can ‘zoom in’ and out to fit the narrative of the Channel 12 reporter is truly a wonder. And also, how people can disappear then reappear again – magically! In the middle of the screen! – when all this ‘zooming in and out’ is apparently happening is also truly a wonder.

      And how the crucial 3 minutes between 00:41:41 and 00:44 which would show how the stairs went from free-flowing to dangerously overcrowded, and how the right hand exit clearly got blocked, somehow also got left out of this ‘step-by-step’ report is also a wonder.

      People see what they want to see.

      That’s how ‘bad’ has got away with so much for so long.

      • Chaim
        Chaim says:

        Once again, I would be more than happy if you could prove your point…
        Based on what you show so far, I’m not seeing it.
        Yes, you could zoom in a video after it was shot, there are tools for that. the reporter zooms it in to show a closer view.
        No one disappears from the video, you can’t see them because it is zoomed in. for the same reason you can’t see the time stamp.
        So what you can see is that people go on both directions as long as people still move. No, the right side is NOT blocked at any point in this video.
        I agree with you that we need to see the video in full, without any missing cuts and zooming, and I hope we can get it. who has the rights on these security cameras?
        At the end you write “People see what they want to see”, in my case I don’t see what I wanted to see…

        • Rivka Levy
          Rivka Levy says:

          Why don’t you contact Channel 12, who clearly have access to all the footage, and ask them to screen the missing 3 minutes between 00:41:41 and 00:44?

          That’s when the stairs got mysteriously ‘blocked’ – and not by a stampede, and not by a mythical ‘heart attack’, and not by some chossid slipping on a banana peel.

          And that’s exactly the footage that is missing from this report.

          I’m not going to argue with you on the other points. You are entitled to your opinion, even though I strongly disagree with it.

  7. N T
    N T says:

    Thank you for your investigation.

    With all the mobile phones and constant videoing, how come we do not appear to have any videos clearly showing the police putting up this alleged barrier?

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      It’s a good question.

      Here’s some points to consider:

      1) The focus has been what was going on with the left-hand exit as you descend from the metal ramp (‘Shvil Reb Dov’). All of the amateur footage (that’s so far surfaced – I’m sure there is a lot more out there that’s been suppressed) has shown the crush from that angle. Why? BECAUSE THE RIGHT HAND EXIT WAS BLOCKED.

      As you can clearly see in the video from Channel 12, and clearly see in ALL of the video coming out of Meron from that night, amateur or otherwise.

      There was definitely a gate – according to eye-witnesses, a double-gate – across the top of the right hand exit, which descends down a longish flight of stairs. There may well have been a gate at the bottom of those stairs too – there were gates all over the place in Meron that night, that had never been there before – and given the steep incline and lack of lighting on those stairs, no-one from below could have taken any video showing anything going on at the top – even if they understand what was going on at the top.

      2) The LEFT HAND exit appears to have been blocked by a gang of policemen and policewomen, who were threatening to pepper spray anyone who moved past them and was also shoving people back into the crowd.

      There are videos showing that – more will surface – and as people understand the correct context of what was really going on, those videos will start to make way more sense.

      3) All this happened in the ‘mehadrin’ section of Meron. While smart phones are prevalent in chareidi society generally, they are still much less acceptable in the groups that would be walking the men-only ‘mehadrin’ section – and people in those groups don’t go to Meron to take video of it, even if they do have a smartphone.

      Also, there are credible reports that the phone networks ONLY FOR THE KOSHER PHONES all went down at exactly the time this was happening. For example, my daughter could still phone me when it was all going on, because her phone isn’t ‘kosher’ – and for a long time, we couldn’t figure out how she managed that. Now we know.

      4) The last point to make is the most important: when people are in life-threatening, potentially fatal situations, they don’t tend to have the presence of mind to take out their phone and start WhatsApp recording it.

      People were struggling for air, they were crushed, they couldn’t move an inch, literally, let alone fumble around for the smartphone that most of them don’t even own to start recording it.

      All that said – there are videos out there, even amateur videos, that show A LOT more of what was going on that night, including police brutality, police blocking exits, police pushing people back into the already dangerously overcrowded Toldos Aharon complex, police blocking ambulances from getting to the site.

      And of course, there is the missing three minutes of footage from the camera at the stairs – between 00:41:41 and 00:44 – that I’m sure would help to clear up a lot more of the confusion over what really happened.

      Which is exactly why Channel 12 cut it out of their ‘report’.

      • N T
        N T says:

        Thank you for taking your time to respond.

        Footage must be out there that gives a better picture of what really occurred and am sure that in time this will surface.

        Where is the smoking gun?

        • Rivka Levy
          Rivka Levy says:

          I think I just found it – footage from ‘Station 42’, that shows a large group of police waving back and blocking people stuck at the bottom of the stairs, preventing them from making the left hand turn through the tunnels.

          And I also found footage of a double-gate blocking the right hand exit, as posited in the theory, from early in the morning after the ‘disaster’.

          BH, I have to make shabbos, then we’ll come back to this. Once the facts of the story are pinned down, all the other footage will fall into place. But we are basically focusing on the wrong stairs. People were crushed to death at the right hand turn, leading down the blocked stairs to the lowest plaza with the last bleachers – the place where they laid out the dead.

          BH, I’ll set it all out motzash if not before.

          Keep praying! That’s what’s making all this stuff ‘appear’ out the mist.

    • Rivka Levy
      Rivka Levy says:

      Thanks for this – I don’t have Facebook, tho.

      Is it possible to do a ‘screen cast’ to record your screen as it’s playing?

      Or can someone else out there with Facebook access please record their screen, and then email me the video file / stick it in a dropbox link I can access?

        • Rivka Levy
          Rivka Levy says:

          We figured it out, thanks Ruth. What time that evening was this video shot? That piece of info is crucial to trying to figure out ’cause and effect’ of what was going on.

          Thanks so much, for sending this link.

          It’s hard to watch, but we have to figure this out so the people responsible can be brought to justice – and something like this will never happen again, BH.

  8. AnotherYid
    AnotherYid says:

    Just for anyone that has trouble believing that the police lie brazenly to the public.
    Here’s a fake video that the police put out in January after a policeman shot his weapon in the air in Bnei Brak (that time they didn’t kill anyone). http://www.kikar.co.il/384020.html
    He’s (the policeman) pretending to be hurt it in a (I was told fake) hospital bed with a fake neck brace.

    I must say that the Nazi’s, yemach sh’mam, when they first started to kill Jews, they were hesitant, but when they say that the world didn’t care…. HaShem yerachem.

    You’re doing a great job. Try to get it out as much as you can. Askanim in Yerushaliem published a pic that you can see the barrier. Got to be in touch with Askanim. Also maybe since there were American citizens killed something can be done in the States.

      • Ay
        Ay says:

        Yes, I can take a picture, where to send it? Still hard to see and I also don’t know which video they took from.

        • Rivka Levy
          Rivka Levy says:

          send it to my email. get in touch via the contact form (with a real email…) and I’ll reply to you so you have my email. Everything will be kept anonymous still.

  9. AnotherYid
    AnotherYid says:

    Nu, you’re going to send I want to eat melave malke already. It’s not really a big deal anyway. Just keep doing what you’re doing. Kol tuv,


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