Saturday, 12 June 2010

Psychiatrist of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Commits Suicide

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Saturday, 12 June 2010 00:05 Michael K. Smith

Anguished Suicide Note Cites ‘Deluge of Doublethink’ In Driving Kind-Hearted Shrink to Despair

Moshe Yatom, a prominent Israeli psychiatrist who successfully cured the most extreme forms of mental illness throughout a distinguished career, was found dead at his home in Tel Aviv yesterday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A suicide note at his side explained that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been his patient for the last nine years, had “sucked the life right out of me.”

“I can’t take it anymore,” wrote Yatom. “Robbery is redemption, apartheid is freedom, peace activists are terrorists, murder is self-defense, piracy is legality, Palestinians are Jordanians, annexation is liberation, there’s no end to his contradictions. Freud promised rationality would reign in the instinctual passions, but he never met Bibi Netanyahu. This guy would say Gandhi invented brass knuckes.”

Psychiatrists are familiar with the human tendency to massage the truth to avoid confronting emotionally troubling material, but Yatom was apparently stunned at what he called the “waterfall of lies” gushing from his most illustrious patient. His personal diary details the steady disintegration of his once invincible personality under the barrage of self-serving rationalizations put forth by Netanyahu.

“I’m completely shocked,” said neighbor Yossi Bechor, whose family regularly vacationed with Yatom’s family. “Moshe was the epitome of the fully-integrated personality and had cured dozens of schizophrenics before beginning work on Bibi. There was no outward indication that his case was any different from the others.”
But it was. Yatom grew increasingly depressed at his complete lack of progress in getting the Prime Minister to acknowledge reality, and he eventually suffered a series of strokes when attempting to grasp Netanyahu’s thinking, which he characterized in one diary entry as “a black hole of self-contradiction.”

The first of Yatom’s strokes occurred when Netanyahu offered his opinion that the 911 attacks on Washington and New York “were good.” The second followed a session in which Netanyahu insisted that Iran and Nazi Germany were identical. And the third occurred after the Prime Minister declared Iran’s nuclear energy program was a “flying gas chamber,” and that all Jews everywhere “lived permanently in Auschwitz.” Yatom’s efforts to calm Netanyahu’s hysteria were extremely taxing emotionally and routinely ended in failure. “The alibi is always the same with him,” complained another diary entry. “The Jews are on the verge of annihilation at the hands of the racist goyim and the only way to save the day is to carry out one final massacre.”

Yatom was apparently working on converting his diary into a book about the Netanyahu case. Several chapters of an unfinished manuscript, entitled “Psychotic On Steroids,” were found in his study. The excerpt below offers a rare glimpse at the inner workings of a Prime Minister’s mind, at the same time as it reveals the daunting challenge Yatom faced in seeking to guide it to rationality:

Monday, March 8

“Bibi came by at three for his afternoon session. At four he refused to leave and claimed my house was actually his. Then he locked me in the basement overnight while he lavishly entertained his friends upstairs. When I tried to escape, he called me a terrorist and put me in shackles. I begged for mercy, but he said he could hardly grant it to someone who didn’t even exist.”

Michael K. Smith is the author of "Portraits of Empire" and "The Madness of King George," from Common Courage Press. He can be reached at
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AbolishZionism said...

I've done some searches at
israeli news sites and I get
the feeling that this is not
a true story. I could see them holding back
the suicide note but not that he was dead.

uprooted Palestinian said...

A reply from Michael
the Author:

Michael Smith said...
My sources for this story are Israeli psychiatrists - colleagues of Mr. Yatom - who fear lawsuits for violation of client privacy. Some of them are treating Israeli cabinet members and dread public exposure of what they discussed with Yatom. They are also understandably embarrassed at their inability to "heal the sick" as it were.

My article is in no sense "dirty propaganda." I sincerely believe that Benjamin Netanyahu is capable of being cured and deeply regret that Yatom blew his brains out as soon as he fully understood him, as any decent psychiatrist would undoubtedly have felt compelled to do.

Let us hope that in the future psychiatrists of stronger mettle are found, so that doublethink can at last be cured.

AbolishZionism said...

Now knowing that it's written
by the same Micheal Smith that
wrote one of my favorite books
ever it's hard for me to believe that it's not
true. Still looking forward to this story breaking
in the mainstream, not that they'll ever publish
the suicide note here in the US of israel.

dolliee said...

Since what all these people over age 38, leaders and their shrinks, are suffering from is a "non-jure-de-jure economic recognition by the Vatican" porno contract contrived in 1993 to make the Vatican, which backed Saddam in the Gulf War seem civilized, and which has thus far ONLY made all of its adherents, who had to be 21 or older THEN, trade souls with Waldheim to become Moonies after killing Rabin essentially FOR Moon, the only cure is to void the contract. There is nothing else going on that anyone should be being PAID for, absolutely no reason to think of it as Zionism, and no other way to clean it up. And since no people under 38 are ever included in PEACE TALKS, someone ought to demand at the UN that only the youth are even qualified to represent Israel,

uprooted Palestinian said...


Is there a diferance between above and under 38 Israelis? It not the age, it the sick zionists minds

Check the link

dolliee said...

PLEASE, uprooted Palestinian, deal with what CAN be defined. The Koran supports "THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL", not Waldheim soul traders. Israeli young adults have Justice rallies and TRY to protect minorities. Young adults DID NOT and COULD NOT sign up for the porno contract 17 years ago. NO ONE UNDER 21 THEN COULD BE FORCED TO SEE IT AS SANE. SO PEOPLE UNDER 38 NOW AT LEAST HAVE NO DEMONS AND CAN MAKE PEACE.

dolliee said...

March 8 was also the day the ridiculous global press caused an earthquake in NATO Turkey (then unifyingly surging against the Taliban) by calling Taiban Adam Gadahn "al Qaeda" ALL DAY LONG while LYING that HE WAS CAPTURED in PAKISTAN.I even made 2 music videos and posted an article on March 8 about the Waldheim-Moonie WARMONGER trance of it CAUSING the earthquake at
So Demon Netanyahu's behavior THAT DAY, locking the shrink in the basement to promo house takeover war I was ALREADY CHAINING UP WITH MUSIC COPYRIGHTS and vehemently ridiculing DOES NOT SURPRISE ME AT ALL. (I drive Moonie-Warmonger "Net" crazy, like it's my career.) See my website: