You sanitized the Bleecker Street shoot-out
"I think Rubin and Rombom went to Levy's to rub him out."
California JDL boss Irv Rubin trains recruits.
— Well-known Jewish militant quoted by Robert I. Friedman
Steven Rambam (AKA Steven Rombom)
PO Box 155 — Midwood Station
Brooklyn, New York
Steven Rambam (AKA Steven Rombom):
In your 03-Oct-2002 testimony in Los Angeles Superior Court Rambam v Prytulak, you depict yourself as a lone process server at whom Mordechai Levy decided to shoot his assualt rifle for no other reason than to evade service:
MR. LEVY WAS AN INDIVIDUAL THAT I HAD BEEN HIRED TO INVESTIGATE AND SERVE (HAND GESTURE) COURT PAPERS ON, CALIFORNIA COURT PAPERS. UH -- I LOCATED MR. LEVY. HE ATTEMPTED TO EVADE SERVICE BY FIRING ON -- AN ASSAULT RIFLE AT ME. UH -- AN INDIVIDUAL WAS -- UH -- OTHER THAN ME, WAS WOUNDED. AND MR. LEVY WENT TO PRISON.
Steven Rambam testimony in Los Angeles Superior Court, Reporter's Transcript of Proceedings, Hon. James R. Dunn, Rambam v Prytulak BC271433, Thursday 03-Oct-2002, p. 7, lines 15-21.
The truth, however, may not be quite as one-sided as you paint it.
The night before the Bleecker Street shoot-out, Mordechai Levy had been in a state of high anxiety, telephoning journalist Robert I. Friedman that you and Irv Rubin were in town, that you were armed, that you had staked out the Village Voice offices in an attempt to intercept Friedman and teach him a lesson for having written an unflattering book on Meir Kahane.
Who actually arrived at Mordechai Levy's door the following day was not just a lone process server, but three scary guys (where all quoted material is from Robert I. Friedman, and has already been reproduced more fully on the Ukrainian Archive, UKAR, at www.ukar.org, and which can be located by means of the internal Google search engine on the UKAR home page):
Your trio did not merely knock on Mordechai Levy's door, and upon receiving no answer, dispose of the court papers as prescribed by law, but rather harassed Levy, taunted him, threw stones at his windows, and attempted to force the door to his apartment. Levy knew he could expect a beating as a certainty and the loss of his life as a possibility. He called 911 twice, but the police did not come.
- Steven Rombom, yourself, "convicted JDL terrorist" with a self-confessed reputation as a "head-breaker" who had once "slammed a steaming bowl of soup into Levy's head," and of whom on the occasion of the Bleecker Street shoot-out Levy recounts "I recognized Rombom right away, and he had the gun in his hand."
- Irv Rubin, notorious JDL Boss, whom Mordechai Levy knew well and feared greatly, for reasons such as that "Irv Rubin has a history of pistol-whipping me," and for having once beaten "up Levy so severely that he spent two weeks in the hospital," and because "Rubin was heard to gloat that if Levy ever returned to L.A., he would be sent back to New York in 'a pine box'."
- Allan Klebanoff, described by Friedman only as "a bearded, hulking, 27-year-old Israeli army veteran from Haifa."
It was Levy's misfortune to allow his fear to overcome his judgment, and from the roof of his building to open up with a rifle upon his beseigers, and to hit an uninvolved bystander. Up until that moment, you had put Levy completely in the right, but with that act, Levy put himself completely in the wrong, because the injury that Levy inflicted was provable, whereas the intention of your trio was not, rendering Levy's "They were trying to kill me" ineffectual, and as easily dismissed as was "a well-known Jewish militant" concluding that "I think Rubin and Rombom went to Levy's to rub him out."
This is not to exonerate Levy, but it is to expose your misrepresentation of the Bleecker Street shoot-out. You were far from — as you testify or imply — merely a lone, law-abiding, benevolent process server who was shot at by someone evading service. What you were is a gang of Meir Kahane thugs out on a head-breaking expedition, and who so tormented and terrified Mordechai Levy that he snapped.
It is impossible to read more than a few lines from your 03-Oct-2002 testimony without coming across one or another of the many deceptions that you managed to cram into that one brief proceeding, of which my documentation so far covers only four:
As your commitment to mendacity had been more than proven before today, my continuing augmentation of that record would be superfluous, were it not that you continue to rely on that mendacity in your ongoing attempt to seize my property, which leaves me no choice but to go on documenting it.
- 05-Jun-2003 Why didn't you sue Robert I. Friedman?
where your 03-Oct-2002 testimony falsely denies your having been institutionalized for eight years;
- 11-Jun-2003 Efraim Zuroff doesn't believe you either
where your 03-Oct-2002 testimony attempts to protect your Fifty-Confessions Hoax from being totally discredited;
- 15-Jun-2002 Why did you drag Mr and Mrs Rombom into Rambam v Prytulak?
where your 03-Oct-2002 testimony drags Mr and Mrs Rombom in front of the spotlight to answer charges against their integrity which no one has ever laid; and
- 18-Jun-2002 You sanitized the Bleecker Street shoot-out
where your 03-Oct-2002 testimony transforms you from a member of a gang of head-breakers into a single law-abiding process server.
As always, if anything in this letter strikes you as inaccurate or unfair, please notify me immediately so that I can consider what corrective action might be called for.