On the Hebrew date of 27 Shvat 5765 (February 6, 2005), the Jewish people lost one of the most noble and saintly heroes of our generation, Adir Zik, zecher tzadik livracha (may the memory of this saint be immortalized).
The 66-year-old Zik died of cancer after bravely battling the disease for six long years.
Adir was born into a non-religious family that immigrated to Eretz Yisrael (the Land of Israel) from Eastern Europe. Although Adir himself was a tzabar (Israeli-born), the heavy influence of Eastern European Jewish culture and tradition was apparent in his behavior and thinking.
As a young boy, Adir was a member of the extreme left-wing HaShomer Hatzair - a viciously anti-religious and anti-nationalist group.
One day, young Adir announced to his parents that he wanted to do tshuva (return) - which in Jewish religious parlance means to become a Torah-observant Jew.
Adir wanted to leave his anti-religious school in order to enroll in a Bnai Akiva institution. Bnai Akiva is a religious Zionist youth movement.
Adir's parents agreed to place him in Bnai Akiva and Adir became a Torah-observant Jew.
After serving and fighting in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Adir went to the University of California in the early 1960s to study television and radio broadcasting. Adir was sent to study in California by Bnai Akiva, which wanted him to become their television and radio broadcasting expert.
When he returned to Israel after his studies, Adir became one of the founders of Israeli television - which did not exist until the late 1960s.
Adir produced and directed many early Israeli television programs, and also created many outstanding Israeli documentaries.
Despite being a religious nationalist, Adir was so talented that the left-wing Israeli television and film industry was willing to work with him to create nonpolitical television programs and documentaries on Jewish history, Israeli history, Judaism, Zionism and Jewish cultural life.
This took place in the 1960s and 1970s, when even the Israeli left wanted Israel and the Jewish people to survive.
Today, no religious nationalist could ever work for the Israeli Bolshevik news media, which is obsessively committed to dismembering the Jewish homeland and destroying the 4,000-year-old dream of redeeming the Land of Israel for the Jewish people.
In the 1980s, the vile self-hatred of Israeli Bolshevik "journalists" became so poisonous that Adir found it increasingly difficult to work within the Israeli television industry. Adir tried to influence television programs that he worked on to be pro-Israel and pro-Jewish, but it eventually became apparent that his influence was rapidly declining.
|The early days of Arutz 7 - A motor launch carried the pirate radio station's employees and visitors to its studios on the Eretz HaTzvi ("The Lovely Land," a synonym for Israel)|
Finally, in June 1992, Adir left the Israeli Bolshevik media to broadcast a new one-hour weekly program on a pirate Israeli radio station called Arutz 7.
Arutz 7 was founded by religious Zionists from Yesha (Judea, Samaria and the Gaza District) who realized that they would never be given permission to legally broadcast in Israel - because only left-wing traitors are allowed to broadcast in the Jewish homeland.
So Arutz 7 bought a ship and broadcast from off of Israel's coastline. However, they also had an "illegal" studio in Beit El, a Yesha Jewish community.
|Adir Zik is gone but his spirit lives on - Hilltop Youth leader Noam Federman's spokesman Itamar Ben Gvir and his wife Yael attend a demonstration against the suicidal surrender policies of left-wing "right-wing" fraud Ariel Sharon|
At first, Adir Zik's bold decision to leave Israeli television in order to do a weekly program on an "illegal," pirate Israeli radio station was widely ridiculed and laughed at by Israeli Bolshevik "journalists."
Who would listen to a bunch of right-wing Jews speaking on a pirate radio station, they arrogantly asked. Surely, the audience for Arutz 7 will only be comprised of a few right-wing "nuts," they confidently predicted.
However, as usual, the arrogant Bolshevik "experts" were proven completely wrong.
Hundreds of thousands of Israeli Jews - thirsting for an alternative to the self-hating Bolshevik monopoly on the Israeli news media - eagerly listened to Arutz 7.
Adir Zik's weekly program - called Zikukin Im Adir Zik (Fireworks With Adir Zik, a Hebrew pun on his name) - instantly became the most popular show on Arutz 7.
Adir condemned the Marxist Rabin-Peresite regime as "traitors" and "Bolsheviks," condemned the Israeli news media as liars and frauds, and called upon Israelis to actively resist the Oslo agreements made with the PLO terrorist mass murderers.
In November 1995, when the treasonous Bolshevik dictator Yitzchak Rabin, yimach shmo vezichro (may his name and memory be obliterated), was assassinated, the Israeli media sought to blame Adir Zik for "inciting the atmosphere" that led to the assassination.
|Avishai Raviv, Israeli Bolshevik agent provocateur - Avishai Raviv, posing as a right-wing Jewish "extremist," was a paid agent of Israel's secret service charged with the mission of perpetrating acts of "right-wing Zionist violence" which the government and media could blame on their right-wing opponents. Raviv deliberately made outlandish statements at many demonstrations, engaged in random acts of violence as the leader of a "goon squad," produced deliberately counterproductive propaganda against the regime of Marxist Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and even assisted an Israeli television reporter, later exposed as a Shabak (Israeli KGB) agent himself, to produce a video for left-wing Israeli television purporting to show the initiation ritual of a "secret right-wing Zionist assassination gang" - a video gobbled up by the Bolshevik Israeli media without any question as to its source or authenticity. After the Rabin assassination, the media demanded Raviv's head on a plate until the news surfaced that he was a Shabak agent, at which time all media inquiry into him was dropped.|
The Bolshevik media labeled Adir "the national inciter."
Adir then set out to prove that the Israeli government, the news media and the Shabak (the Israeli KGB) actually incited the assassination.
Adir proved that Shabak agent Avishai Raviv convinced Yigal Amir, a young religious law student, to assassinate Rabin.
"Be a man! Kill him already!" Raviv told Amir in front of numerous witnesses on many occasions.
Amir was the perfect assassin for the Shabak.
He was religious, so the Shabak and the Israeli establishment could point to him as an example of how the religious are assassins.
And he was Mizrachi (of Sephardi or non-European descent), another group which the Shabak, the news media and the Israeli left detest, even though Mizrachim are now roughly 50% of all Israeli Jews.
|Israeli Bolshevik agent provocateur Avishai Raviv poses with a pistol - He telephoned Israeli media taking credit for the killing of an Arab shopkeeper in Hebron, sparking a gleeful left-wing firestorm of condemnation against right-wing Jewish "extremists." Marxist Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin told the nation: "Whoever thinks that an attack on an innocent Palestinian [sic] will stop the [suicidal Oslo "peace"] process is mistaken." Nine days after the killing, police arrested the self-confessed killers, four Arabs surprised by the shopkeeper during a robbery.|
While the Shabak did not want Amir to actually kill Rabin, they did want Amir to unsuccessfully attempt to kill him - so that they could catch Amir before the killing took place, thereby "proving" that the religious, the Mizrachim and the right-wing are all violent assassins.
But something went wrong with the Shabak plan, and Amir did succeed in assassinating Rabin.
Adir Zik was the person who exposed all of these facts, thereby wrecking the Shabak-news media conspiracy to smear the religious, the Mizrachim and the right-wing.
|Playing the same old game of "smear the religious" - Concocting stories about right-wing "plots" against his government, Ariel Sharon has promised to crack down on Jewish "extremists" appalled by his suicidal plan to create an Arab Muslim terrorist state in the Jewish heartland. (Last week, as yet another "goodwill" gesture to Arab Muslim terrorism, Sharon released another 500 Arab Muslim terrorists imprisoned in Israeli jails.)|
In the 2001 Israeli Knesset (Parliament) elections, Adir Zik supported Jewish hero Baruch Marzel's candidacy for the Knesset.
Unfortunately, aside from Adir Zik, the rest of Arutz 7 supported Marzel's phony "right-wing" rivals in the National Union Party (HaIchud HaLeumi).
|Arutz 7 refused to allow Adir to express support on his radio program for Baruch Marzel, who was narrowly defeated in his 2001 race for the Knesset - Baruch (l.) is shown with fellow Jewish pioneers protesting in July 2003 against a meeting between Bolshevik Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and PLO terrorist leader Mahmoud Abbas|
Arutz 7's management did not allow Adir to urge his many listeners on his weekly radio program to vote for Marzel.
Thus, the vast majority of Arutz 7 listeners voted for the National Union Party, and Marzel narrowly lost his Knesset race.
Through the darkest days of despair during the evil Oslo negotiations in the 1990s, Adir Zik gave hope and inspiration to hundreds of thousands of Israeli Jews to continue the struggle to save the Land of Israel.
In the past year, even as he was dying of terminal cancer, Adir Zik's beautiful faith, love and courage never wavered.
|Adir fought for Israel right up until his death - Adir, pictured, spoke at a rally protesting Sharon's anti-democratic decision to shut down Arutz 7 and to file a criminal indictment against all of its major talk show hosts, himself included|
He never stopped broadcasting on the internet and never stopped writing his weekly right-wing newspaper column, right up until a few days before his death.
He always ended his broadcasts and his columns with the phrase, "Don't worry, Jews, with G-d's help, we will win!"
In his final column - written from this death bed in the hospital, only three days before he passed away - he wrote about his last days:
"I am receiving excellent medical care and I am surrounded by Jewish kindness. A blessed Sabbath, Jews. With G-d's help, we will win!"
It is difficult to put into words the courage, the nobility, the love and the faith that this magnificent Jew exemplified.
These are the types of heroic Jews that JTF is allied with in Israel. Adir Zik was the main Israeli fundraiser for the Hilltop Youth, just as JTF is the main U.S. fundraiser for the Hilltop Youth.
What an honor it has been to work with saintly giants like this!
We will always love you, Adir Zik, zecher tzadik livracha.
And we will never forget your immortal words: "With G-d's help, we will win!"
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|Adir was a saint and an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of right-wing Israeli Jews, whom he filled with hope for the future of their homeland - At a January 2005 demonstration before the Knesset in Jerusalem, a right-wing Israeli Jew, wearing an orange Star of David, protests Ariel Sharon's suicidal policies|
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