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Victim of Scientology Recites his Plight as Church’s New Tel-Aviv Center Is Inaugurated


Scientology Center, Tel Aviv

Scientology Center, Tel Aviv

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“They have so many different names,” Meshulam said. “Anyone who’s dishonest must wear many masks.”

He added that he knows the Scientology movement in Israel possesses files on 30 thousand Israeli citizens. These are all individuals who walked in and took the questionnaire, with a lie detector test.

In 2011, on their anniversary, Meshulam’s wife joined the Scientology staff, he related. She signed a contract to study for free at the center for three years, and then she will give seven years of service in return.

“She was swallowed up in there,” he said.

In early 2012 they divorced. But he said that he and his children were committed to getting their mother back, despite everything.

The Scientology Center responded to the IDF Radio show with the following statement: “Erez Meshulam has been voicing his recycled claims for a long time in various means of communication. The Scientology Organization prefers not to mix in the private matters of its members, in this case a divorce. And it certainly is not prepared to expose these private matters, unlike Meshulam, who is cynically using his divorce. We respect our members’ privacy. Calling Scientology a cult is complete ignorance, Scientology is the opposite of a cult. Scientology has no secret rites and no hidden agendas. All of Scientology’s activities are completely transparent and are conducted decently and legally. Scientology respects every religion and objects to every attempt at religious conversion. Scientology is a social organization, recognized in almost every country in the world, whose goals are a war against drugs and violence, guarding human rights, helping individuals and society, help in times of national crisis, etc. In Israel, Scientology is officially recognized as a public benefit company, and all the organization’s activities are to benefit society and individuals. The opening of the new center in Jaffa is welcomed by many of the local elements.”

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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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32 Responses to “Victim of Scientology Recites his Plight as Church’s New Tel-Aviv Center Is Inaugurated”

  1. Even in ISRAEL this cult is making a fortune.

  2. The Tel Aviv city council sounds as bad as do nothing city councils elsewhere. Scientology sends in some folks, spreads some lies, hints at campaign support. What do YOU people have to give these fine men and women besides horror stories? Those don't get you reelected!

  3. David Reynolds says:

    The church of scientology accuses its critics of the things it does, lying being just one.

  4. It is ironic that secular Jews in Israel who tend to view Judaism as superstitious fall.
    victim to pure snake-oil.

    It is possible to reconcile Torah v Mahah as the Modern Orthodox do, but it is not possible to reconcile the Church of Scientology with either reason or any money in the bank.

  5. Scientology uses mind control. I had a guy years ago telepathically will me across the street and bring him home to sleep with him (never had seen him before). Then he told me he was into scientology, so I knew. They run the CCHR, which does GOOD work exposing the genocidal abuses of psychiatry, but this whole dynamic is the devil pointing fingers at himself in another form. This is how he & his followers operate to suck people in; they speak the truth about the sin s of someone else or a group, to seduce people to side with them. The devil is on every side of every issue, really. we live ina contaminated world where he infiltrates & runs nearly every human organization. It is an old game, the devil creates a problem, to sell us his 'solution'. we all need to have a relationship with God thru the Holy Spirit, the siprit of truth, to help us discern what is true or false. God talks to everyone in our thoughts. Our conscience is God Our intuition is God leading us. we need to trust it. see article "intuition is god leadings usi".

  6. psychiatry is evil; it is a front for nazi genocide. The drugs cause mental ilness, suicide, homicide, brain damage, liver, kidney damage. All the mass shooters were ON them. See my article "The mental health sysetm is a FRONT for nazi genocide". The nazis killed metnal patients with psych drugs before the jews. This genocide has never stopped. its target is blacks, jews, christians, the poor, mentally ill & others. teh people who run mental health at the top level are masons, devil worshippers. I have seen the handbook for 32 level scottish rite masony, writtten by aLBERT pIKE, A SAT-IST. it says 'we worship teh luciferian principle, but don't tell the lower levels this. " psychiatry, scientology,, masonry are all demonic cults. The lower levels are useful idiots to the higher ups with their hidden agendas. all the cults have ties to masonry & are occult.
    1prophetspeaks.com

  7. I left the new age movement years ago when the thought came to me "if this is from God it should be FREE". This was god speaking to me. He talks to us in our thojghts. our conscience is God. so it our intuition.
    The new age healers all charge. So does scientolgy, obviously. Jesus healed for FREE & told his followes to do so. matthew 10:8. All mental & physical illnesses are caused by demonic spirits whose assignments are teh names of those diseases. Jesus rebuked them & gave his followers authority to do it. I have done it. I have rebuked canc-, asth,-. depress. Jesus healed as a testimony that he4 WAS the savior & God heals today when we pray in Jesus' name for the same purpose. My free books & articles tell how to be healed, & saved. God's prophets did NOT charge for their messages; neither do I. see articles "letter to.
    a new ager on spiritual deception{". Intuition is God leadings us", Do you believe God speaks to you-he Does in our thoughts. How to be healed, saved & born again. jesus heals.
    http://www.1prophetspeaks.com

  8. Gil Gilman says:

    Scientology is neither science nor ology…lol…back in the day, they used a simplified form of biofeedback called the E meter, basically like a lie detector, and have built up their pseudo psychology from there. Many of converts appear to actually need real psychological help, including their leaders and PR people. Many of the rest are merely bandwagon people, impressionable people, and those who wake up, and leave, are hounded or discredited. One must sacrifice relationships to these rebels and involvement in the organization causes family difficulties and estrangement.

    Back in my youth I delighted in engaging in debate with Moonies, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Scientologists, all Religions with outrageous lies at the root of their beginnings, and found each to be ill prepared at best to carry on a dialogue that was both informed and cogent. I am still willing in my dotaring years to take any of them on. Please send them my way! They have nothing to offer but control and manipulation.

  9. Gil Gilman says:

    Scientology preys on the weak willed and naive. It was started by a writer of science fiction. They use biofeedback to control and blackmail those who are foolish enough to fall into their net.

  10. This is beyond deplorable.

  11. Liad Bar-el says:

    Ology means “study of”. Maybe if the government would make a study of why they allow such cults into Israel, they might come up with an analysis of a post Holocaust persecution complex thereby allowing each and every king of religion into Israel so that we could practice Judaism without more persecution. Little do they know that this will not stop persecution but rather open up the doors to a worse scenario of them “soul snatching”.

    If the Israeli government doesn’t want any more persecutions, then develop/implement laws based on the Torah. “Be not like the horse, or the mule, devoid of understanding; that must be restrained by bit and bridle so they do not come near you.” (Psalm 32:9).

  12. Grace Acosta says:

    What has happened to Meshulam and his family is tragic. WAKE UP! This is what happens when you don't have Torah in your life. I am appalled that the State allows Scientologists to set one foot on their soil, never mind let them start taking over.

    Let them go set up a "college" in Ramallah, and see how well THAT goes over!

  13. Angela Wilde says:

    This story just proves what was written by TIME Magazine in the 90's. Scientology is a cult of greed. This woman was asked to take more and more "courses" which were more and more expensive. That's what they're after, your wallet, not your soul. But how could this woman abandon her children? Is Scientology proud of that? They are master liars and manipulators and I am shocked that Israel would allow them in their country. Can't they shut it down? This article needs to be distributed to a national audience and people ought to rise up and protest. This cult of greed has got to stop!

  14. Kara Secinore says:

    Scientology is the result of a failed Science Fiction writer, who, himself once stated that the best way to make money is to form a religious following(CULT!)! To boot, I found a book written by Ron L. Hubbard in a dollar Store-I mean, come on, shouldn't that tell you something? Hubbard's in it for the money, and now it's out of control! I really try to respect everyone's religious opinions, but seriously, what harm Scientology has done to so manyt innocents is deplorable! All I can say is I'm glad I take Psychiatric Medication-cuz they don't believe in that-And it's likelybe cause in any other situation, those who follow this sham would be branded as Mentally Ill themselves!

  15. Hubbard may be gone, but the con lives on. Hopefully, with ll the attention it's been getting in the press as of late and the film 'The Master' coming out, it won't go on for too much longer.

  16. Karen Silver says:

    I think L Ron Hubbard pulled off a massive practical joke with Scientology. It's not funny.

  17. Karen Silver says:

    I would love to see how the Gaza Scientology Center does.

  18. Ellen Berman Fix says:

    Many Rabbis have reviewed the purposes, precepts and results of Scientology and have claimed that in no way do the principles conflict with the practice of Judaism. The NYC Scientology Center has a file of these documented and signed by Rabbis.

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