The children were kidnapped by their non-custodial mother Smadar Hameiry on 20-March-2007.
The children have not been allowed to talk to their father since then.
The last time the children saw their father was at 7:30 am on 20-March-2007 in
Boca Raton, Florida, USA. At 9:14 pm that day, the children's father received
a phone call from Rivka Hameiry, Smadar Hameiry's mother, to inform him
that his wife and children were on an airplane on the way to Brazil.
About a month after the abduction, the left behind parent tried to contact his children by phone at
Smadar Hameiry's parents' house. Smadar's father, Zvi Hameiry answered the phone and told him:
"You can do whatever you want with the courts, nothing is going to help you.
YOU WILL NEVER SEE YOUR CHILDREN AGAIN!"
About a year after the abduction, the left behind parent found out that his children were studying at a
Chabad school in Sao Paulo. When he tried to contact his children by phone at the school,
the principal, Moti Begun, told him: "YOU WILL NEVER SEE YOUR CHILDREN AGAIN!"
Several people have tried to convince Smadar Hameiry to think about the children and
to let the children talk to their father, Smadar Hameiry has responded that:
"THE CHILDREN WILL NEVER SEE THEIR FATHER AGAIN!!!"
"It is possible for a child to have been unlawfully removed from custody by a family
member, but for that child's whereabouts to be fully known. Thus, a child can be
abducted, but not necessarily missing." (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)
The objective of this entire website is NOT to take the children away from
their mother, but to let the children ALSO be with their father...
All Judges and other Israeli officials concluded that "the children were abducted by Chabad."
the left behind parent did not even had to tell them the whole story about how Chabad is involved in
this abduction, all he had to say is that the children were studying in a Chabad school in
Florida, and the rest of the story they already knew and explained it to him. They have
seen so many times the same story, from the employment contract of Smadar Hameiry,
and all the other strategies Chabad uses to separate children from their parents.
One of the Judges stated that "the most important reason for bringing the children back home to
Israel, is to separate the children from Chabad, so they don't become Chabad drug-dealers."
He said that "This is ANOTHER JEWISH FAMILY DESTROYED BY CHABAD."
"The children were abducted because you got married to a crazy woman and because you placed
your children in a Chabad school. If a man is married to a crazy woman and he places his
children in a Chabad school, Chabad will always steal those children away from him."
"The reason that your children were abducted to Brazil is that the Chabad school in Florida
found out that you were planning to move your children to a different school. So they decided
to transfer your children from the Chabad school in Florida to the Chabad school in Brazil."
"The official policy of the US government is NEVER to recover any abducted children, and
the official policy of the Brazilian government is NEVER to return any abducted children."
Following the abduction, the children's father filed for divorce.
The divorce was
granted on September 4, 2007, and the left behind parent was granted
full custody over his children, because of this abduction.
Smadar Hameiry was represented at the divorce trial by her Florida attorney, Howard Poznanski.
The official excuse given at the trial was that her tourist visa had expired and therefore
Smadar Hameiry had to immediately leave the USA with the children and go "back" to
Brazil. "Back to Brazil?" But the family came from Israel, not from Brazil.
According to Howard Poznanski, he advised Smadar Hameiry that it would be in her best interest
to allow the children to talk to their father, and when it was clearly determined that the
Florida Court had full jurisdiction in this case, he advised Smadar Hameiry to return
the children to Florida (according to Howard Poznanski).
Smadar Hameiry refused to allow the children to communicate with their father and refused
to return the children to Florida, so the Florida Court issued Court Orders telling
Smadar Hameiry to return the children to Florida, and also to allow the children
to talk to their father. Smadar Hameiry ignored all Court Orders.
The final divorce judgment issued on September 4, 2007, reads: "Father shall have sole parental
responsibility for the parties' minor children. Shared parental responsibility would be
detrimental to the children at this time because Mother wrongfully removed the parties' minor
children from the State of Florida on March 20, 2007, and has prevented any contact, including
even phone conversations, between the children and their Father since then."
The children were wrongfully (illegally) removed from Florida because Smadar Hameiry left the
USA without the permission of her husband and without the permission of the Florida Court.
In this particular case, the laws of Brazil, Florida, and Israel, agreed that the divorce
could only be done in either Florida or Israel, but certainly not in Brazil, and that the
Florida Court had Jurisdiction to decide on the issue of custody for the children.
Smadar Hameiry was scheduled to see a clinical psychologist on Thursday March 22 at noon.
She was going to start Anger Management Therapy and was going to be sent for a
Psychiatric Evaluation, because of a mental breakdown that Smadar had on February 24.
In a Florida Divorce, Smadar Hameiry would have received a house, a car, lots of money, and
custody of the children, unless a mental problem would be found during her psychiatric
evaluation. To avoid any such risks, Smadar Hameiry took the children and ran away.
All Florida lawyers agree that the left behind parent was extremely lucky that Smadar Hameiry decided
to abduct the children to Brazil instead of filing for divorce in Florida, among other things,
because of the huge amount of money the left behind parent would have had to pay Smadar Hameiry.
In most other cases, women abducted their children AFTER they get divorced, because of the
money. An excuse is irrelevant and not really required. They always get away with it.
Court records clearly show that the intention was ONLY to abduct the children to Brazil, and
NOT to get divorced. Smadar Hameiry also refused to receive the GET initially.
Smadar Hameiry took the money from her husband BEFORE she abducted the children to Brazil. So,
why would Smadar Hameiry want to get divorced? She already had the children AND the money.
But the main question is: WHY DID HOWARD POZNANSKI ADVISE SMADAR HAMEIRY
TO COMMIT A CRIME BY KIDNAPPING HER CHILDREN TO BRAZIL INSTEAD OF
ADVISING HER TO SIMPLY FILE FOR DIVORCE IN FLORIDA?
Additionally, the left behind parent filed a Petition for the Return of his children under the Hague Convention
on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. An Application for the Return of the Children
was filed by the children's father through the U.S. State Department on June 13, 2007, and was
received by the Brazilian Central Authority on July 13, 2007. Brazil, USA, and Israel, are all
signatories to this Hague Convention. The Hague Convention seeks to "protect children
internationally from the harmful effects of their wrongful removal or retention and to
establish procedures to ensure their prompt return to the State of their habitual
residence, as well as to secure protection for rights of access". Regretfully, the official
policy of the Brazilian government is to NEVER return any children that have been abducted to Brazil.
The Brazilian Federal Court has found that the children were illegally removed from Florida and
illegally taken into Brazil because Smadar Hameiry traveled to Brazil without the permission
of her husband and without the permission of the Florida Court. The Brazilian Federal Court
has also recognized the Florida divorce, that the left behind parent has legal custody of his children,
and that the children are being illegally retained in Brazil by Smadar Hameiry. Nevertheless,
the Brazilian Federal Court has stated that because the children have been in Brazil for
such a long time (after an unexplicable 20 month delay in starting the trial) without having
any contact with their father, that it would be in their best interest to stay in Brazil
with their mother. (In the end, all Hague cases in Brazil reach the same conclusion...)
The Bordaty children should have been returned to Florida, USA, by August 2007. Brazil
has been determined to be non-compliant with the Hague Convention in this case.
Under Brazilian and International Law, in accordance to the Hague Convention, neither the
Brazilian Federal Court nor any other Court in Brazil can change the legal custody of
the children. This means that the children are being illegally retained in Brazil.
While the Brazilian Federal Court handling this International Parental Kidnapping case has so far refused
to return the abducted children, they have also made it very clear that Smadar Hameiry MUST allow the
children to communicate with their father every day. Furthermore, on 7 August 2009, the Brazilian
Federal Court issued an Order stating that Smadar Hameiry can return to Israel with the children.
Smadar Hameiry is saying that she wants to go back to Israel with the children but that her
ex-husband is not letting her go back to Israel. This despite the fact that her ex-husband
opened a case with the Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem in February 2010 so they can assist
Smadar Hameiry in returning with the children to Israel, in case she needed help.
Smadar Hameiry responded that she was "not interested."
the left behind parent has requested to the relevant authorities that his children be returned to Israel
and, on 7 August 2009, the Brazilian Federal Court handling the Parental Abduction case issued
an Order stating that Smadar Hameiry can return to Israel with the children if she wishes
to do so. No one is stopping Smadar Hameiry from going back to Israel with the children.
It seems that Smadar Hameiry has no intention of taking the children back to Israel.
In fact, the evidence shows that Smadar Hameiry planned to abduct the children to Brazil while
the family was still in Israel. In fact, Smadar Hameiry wanted to abduct the children to Brazil
even before she got married to the left behind parent!!! From the day she got married, Smadar Hameiry
sent lots of money she took from her husband to her parents back in Brazil. Smadar Hameiry
got married to have children and make money, NOT to form a family with her husband.
In Brazil nobody wanted to get married to Smadar Hameiry because they knew her and her family,
so she went to a place where nobody knew her or her family, to fool someone into marrying her.
It appears that Smadar Hameiry is saying that she wants to return the children to Israel only
to get public support for her actions. Apparently, Smadar Hameiry is saying that she needs to
get a notarized document from her ex-husband giving her permission to travel to Israel with
the children. This is obviously NOT required since the abducted children are being held
illegally in Brazil. If Smadar Hameiry wishes to return to Israel with the children,
all that she has to do is to take a direct flight from Sao Paulo Brazil to Israel.
"Anybody knows how the Family Courts work in Israel. As soon as the children are back in
Israel, the left behind parent is going to have to pay Smadar Hameiry a lot of money in child
support for those children. Nobody takes little children away from their mother, not
in Israel, and not in Florida. The only thing that Smadar Hameiry is achieving by
staying in Brazil is losing money and causing greater harm to her children."
When the left behind parent understood that the authorities in the USA had no intention of doing anything to
recover his children, the left behind parent returned home to Israel on February 2010 and immediately opened a
case with the Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem. He later consulted with an additional Rabbinical Judge
about the case, and in January 2011 opened a case with the Civil Divorce Court in Tel-Aviv.
Both the Rabbinical Court and the Civil Court immediately contacted Smadar Hameiry in Brazil and asked
her if she wanted to return home to Israel with the children, and if she needed any assistance to do so.
Smadar Hameiry responded that YES, she wants to go back to Israel with the children, but that the
Brazilian government is not letting her do so. Smadar Hameiry did not request any assistance from any of
the Courts, and she requested that the cases be closed. So the Courts concluded that Smadar Hameiry
did not want to return home to Israel with the children, and they closed their respective cases.
And in regards to the question as to why she is not letting her children talk to their father Smadar
Hameiry responded: "If he wants to talk to his children he can come to Brazil and talk to them."
So the Courts concluded that Smadar Hameiry does not want to let the children talk to their father.
Furthermore, all Judges and other Court officials advised the left behind parent NOT to go to Brazil.
The first advice the left behind parent received from anybody who had any experience with International
Abductions to Brazil was that he cannot go to Brazil because he would be arrested by the
Brazilian authorities for "unpaid child support" and would be forced to pay huge amounts
of money to the Brazilian Court in order to be released and sent back home WITHOUT being
able to see his children. Even in cases where the abducting mother would allow the left
behind father to talk to the children over the phone and to visit the children in Brazil,
the Brazilian authorities would still arrest him because the money goes to the Court.
Smadar Hameiry, her Florida divorce lawyer, and even the Brazilian Federal Court have stated
that the left behind parent can travel to Brazil to visit his children. Nevertheless, Smadar Hameiry is
refusing to allow the children to talk to their father over the phone, or over the internet
using programs such as Skype or Internet Messenger. Furthermore, the Brazilian Federal
Court has also refused to issue an order allowing the left behind parent to visit Brazil without
being arrested for "unpaid child support". Obviously this is a TRAP.
The Rabbis have instructed the left behind parent NOT to go to Brazil because: "One is required to protect
himself, and not place himself in danger. One must be careful not to endanger himself." All
lawyers have also advised the left behind parent NOT to go to Brazil as "it could be dangerous."
Lawyers refer to this Brazilian practice of not returning abducted children while at the same time
preventing left-behind fathers to visit their children as "State-Sponsored Child Abduction."
Smadar Hameiry is giving the 3 children severe psychological trauma.
Psychologists with experience in the area of parental abduction, and children
who have survived such abductions, understand this much better.
Evidence shows that the reason Smadar Hameiry abducted the 3 children to Brazil
was to make her husband suffer. Smadar Hameiry does not care that she is also
hurting the children with her actions, she just wants to make her now ex-husband
suffer. But in fact, the children are suffering a lot more than their father.
All child psychologists with experience in this kind of parental abductions agree that the
longer the children remain abducted, the more severe their psychological trauma will be.
"Parental abduction can have a devastating impact on the child who is abducted.
Parentally abducted children are at risk of developing severe psychiatric
problems such as reactive attachment disorder and developmental problems. The
trauma experienced is the result of abuse or neglect, inflicted by a primary
caregiver, which disrupts the normal development of secure attachment."
The Council for Children's Rights (Washington, D.C.) notes that parental
abduction and parental alienation are considered a form of child abuse.
"Because of the harmful effects on children, parental kidnapping has been
characterized as a form of child abuse" - American Bar Association.
Smadar Hameiry is in direct violation of Court Orders from the USA which clearly indicate
that Smadar Hameiry abducted the children to Brazil and is illegally preventing the
children to communicate with their father. Also, Smadar Hameiry is ignoring a Federal
Court Order from Brazil which says that Smadar Hameiry MUST allow the children to
communicate with their father. Brazil is in direct violation of International and
Brazilian Laws for refusing to return the children to Florida. Brazil has nevertheless
agreed that Smadar Hameiry travel back with the children to Israel, but Smadar Hameiry
refuses to do so. Also, other people are directly responsible for this abduction
and for illegally retaining the children in Brazil.
"The emotional toll on children kidnapped in family abductions is no less severe than
when a child is abducted by a stranger. Most parental abduction cases involve
children taken out of anger or vengeance against a spouse, not love for a child.
The trauma of family abduction is often compounded by lies. A child might be told
that the left-behind parent is dead, dangerous or doesn't love them anymore.
And the deeper the deceit, the harder it can be for a child to recover when returned."
(Source: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
"Smadar Hameiry abducted the children because she wanted to take the children away from their father
to harm him and cause him pain and sorrow, we have seen identical cases in the past..."
Smadar Hameiry abducted the children to Brazil and has prevented all communication between the
children and their father. the left behind parent has been trying to contact his children constantly.
Every time he calls Smadar Hameiry's family in Brazil they hang up the phone on him.
When the left behind parent tries to contact his children at the school where the children are studying,
he is told that they have received strict instructions from Smadar Hameiry to not let the
children talk to him over the phone. At the same time, Smadar Hameiry is telling the children
and is making the children believe that their father has abandoned them, that their father
does not want to talk to them, that their father does not love them anymore.
More than 100 people have tried to convince Smadar Hameiry to let the children talk to their father. These
people include several Rabbis and even Smadar's friends and family from Israel, but Smadar Hameiry
has reiterated that she will never allow the children to see their father or even talk to their father
ever again. And by doing so, Smadar Hameiry is harming her own children.
International Parental Abduction, Interference With Custody, and Concealment of Minors Contrary to Court
Order, are crimes against children. Smadar Hameiry is committing a crime against her own children.
Additionally, Smadar Hameiry is causing Parental Alienation to her children by telling them that
their father has abandoned them and that their father does not love them anymore. Needless to say,
this is causing severe emotional and psychological trauma to the children. Smadar Hameiry is
obviously not a good mother, Smadar Hameiry does not have normal motherly instincts or behaviour,
and this parental abduction is clearly an act of violence against her own children.
the left behind parent has done everything legally possible to rescue his children. Nevertheless, Smadar Hameiry,
and her parents and brothers, continue to try to get away with these crimes against children.
Due to the frequent occurrence of physical abuse and the potential for
serious psychological damage, the U.S. Dept. of Justice considers
children abducted by family members to be children at risk.
The objective of this entire website is NOT to take the children away from
their mother, but to let the children ALSO be with their father...
Please help us pray for the safety and good health of these children !!!
Please help us save these young innocent and beautiful children !!!
Please help us bring these children back home !!!
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