The Vice Chairman of Genie Energy, a corporation which is the focal point of a major conflict of interest within the White House, most notably through Jared Kushner’s lawyer Ira Greenstein — also heads a private counter-terrorism and/or security organization in Jerusalem.
Geoffrey Rochwarger (Pictured), is the President of Yatar CTU, which is primarily funded privately or through donations but works directly with Israeli commando, military or police units. They are actively involved in patrolling borders along territories occupied by Israel.
The other conflict of interest alongside Greenstein pertains to White House assistant Jason Greenblatt, the special representative for international negotiations, who owns shares in Genie Energy. Greenblatt, of course, is Trump’s adviser on Israel.
YATAR CTU, a division of the Israel Police Force, was established to work hand in hand with the various Special Commando Forces to combat terrorism.
The majority of our volunteers who come to YATAR from all walks of life, are specially trained by the Israel Police Force. Additionally, YATAR counts amongst it ranks quite a number of individuals who were trained and served in elite units of the police force and army.
The latest wave of terrorism, primarily perpetrated by acts of lone assassins, requires the ability to capture the terrorists as quickly as possible, prior to committing a terrorist act. The obstacle which arises is pursuing these terrorists after they have slipped into alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City, or escaping back to their villages. This is the main focus of YATAR’s volunteers. In addition, YATAR does have a “secret weapon,” a compact, all terrain, 4 X 4 vehicle that can maneuver in tight spaces.
YATAR’s volunteer combatants and vehicles will be strategically placed, in full site of all, as a deterrent to potential terrorists. In addition, each member of the YATAR unit is fully trained in advanced first aid treatment.
The group possesses a combat unit.
Rochwarger, like Greenblatt & Greenstein — holds a number of shares in Genie Energy.
Geoff made aliyah with his wife and children 11 years ago as a natural by-product of having been raised in a very Zionistic home. For the first 10 years of his aliyah, Geoff commuted almost weekly to the USA. This gave him a unique opportunity to bridge his Anglo background with his new Israeli self, experiencing both cultures from either side of the fence.
What stood out most among Geoff’s wide network of family, friends and peers was the strong connection and concern that they all have for Israel. American Jewry maintain their connection with Israel via the media be it radio, television, print news and social media. This medium, which was known for years to be anti-Israeli, both in the Arab & European press, has now taken over the American press with its own distortions and lies.
Yatar, which has sometimes struggled in the past with funding, has already seen a surge & uptick following the Jerusalem move.