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Friday, October 30, 2009

Alternative Rabin memorial

An 'alternative' memorial for Yitzchak Rabin was held on Thursday. The memorial was sponsored by SOS - Israel, which is headed by Rabbi Shalom Dov Wolpe and Baruch Marzel. The memorial also paid tribute to the memory of more than 1000 victims of terrorism who died as a result of the Oslo 'peace process.'
Shai Gefen, one of the organizers, told Arutz Sheva: "Today we lit candles to the memory of the 1,000 people murdered following the Oslo accords, and one candle to the memory of Yitzchak Rabin of Blessed Memory. We will not agree to participate in the Rabin carnival that takes place every year at this date. The incitement against the Right does not stop.”

Baruch Marzel said at the ceremony: “We do not think that problems relating to public affairs can be solved with handguns, force and violence, or G-d forbid murder. One does not murder political rivals. We need to remember that Rabin did much for the State of Israel... He expelled more Arabs than Rabbi Kahane ever did -- from Lod, Ramle, the Negev and other places.”

Tiran Pollak, who lost two sisters in a terror attack, said: “Thousands of families lost their loved ones. Who is responsible for this blood? Their blood is also red, it is no different from anyone else's. People keep talking about the Rabin legacy. What legacy? We lost 1,000 souls following the Oslo accords.”
As I mentioned in a post on Thursday, the annual commemoration of the Rabin assassination is the most divisive event on the Israeli calendar. The videotape from America's 'post-partisan' President should fit right in.


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