חשיפה: אימו של “ההאקר מאשקלון” היא ד”ר תמר קידר, מדענית במכון הביולוגי בנס ציונה
Israel’s courts and media have kept a tight lid on the Michael Kadar case. He is the Israeli teen who phoned 2,000 threats against airlines, schools, hospitals, community centers, and even federal and state officials. As I reported yesterday, he maintained a veritable cyber-terror supermarket in which he listed his services and prices. It was, to say the least, a lucrative enterprise.
Michael Kadar’s mother, Dr. Tamar Kadar, Israeli chemical weapons researcher
The Israeli courts have slapped a gag order on the case, refusing to permit Kadar to be named or photographed. His parents also may not be named or photographed. The ostensible reason is that Kadar was a minor at the time of some of his alleged crimes. However, that doesn’t explain why his parents’ identities are also “protected.”
This is even more ludicrous when you recall that Ahmed Manasra–who was accused of attempting to stab Israeli Jews, and nearly beaten to death after he no longer posed a threat to anyone,–was identified, photographed, and chained to his hospital bed. He was a minor at the time. And all in clear violation of Israeli law. Israeli racism and hypocrisy knows no bounds.
That’s why tonight we break yet another gag in the interest of democratic transparency. A reader offered some information tonight which allowed me to confirm that Kadar’s mother is Dr. Tamar Kadar. She is a chemical weapons researcher at Israel’s biological and chemical research lab at Nes Ziona. She lives in Ashkelon. Among other chemical agents she works with are sarin, mustard gas, and organophosphates, highly lethal chemical warfare agents. From her research projects, she seems to explore defenses against chemical weapons rather than how to make them stronger. Though presumably the Institute would not list its offensive research publicly, with which she may or may not be involved.
Given Dr. Kadar’s highly advanced technical knowledge and skills, it’s easy to see where her son inherited the ability to master the skills necessary to carry out his campaign. The great shame is that Kadar used those skills in such an anti-social fashion.
The CBC conducted an interview with Dr. Kadar wearing sunglasses and with only her lips in the frame. The video embed code isn’t working properly, but it can be watched here.
Dr. Kadar is clearly another factor in Israel’s suppression of this story. It also would explain its insistence on trying Kadar in Israel rather than permitting extradition. Once Kadar left Israel his entire life and family background would be grist for the U.S. media. Confining it to Israel means Dr. Kadar will be subjected to a minimum of exposure.