They came to Israel to live free lives as proud Jews and Israelis. Then in 1995 their son Shmuel was arrested and placed in solitary confinement by the Shabak for over four months. To this day he doesn’t know the charges against him. We now understand why he went through the torture. In September, two months before the Rabin assassination, he publicly identified the provocateur Avishai Raviv as a Shabak plant. This could not be tolerated, because in November, Raviv played a central role in Rabin’s murder, whether witting or not.
So two nice retired Jewish folks, Arnold and Marilyn Cytryn had to undergo an agony few of us can begin to fathom: wondering if their son would survive prison isolation for no crime whatsoever. His “crime” was fingering a murderous snitch.