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Incitement by Other Means

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It’s not enough that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has never taken responsibility for creating the atmosphere of incitement that preceded the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin; this week he took it further and assumed the position of the incitement victim.

In his address on Mount Herzl he illustrated what is meant when people say that history is written by the victors. “Over the years since the murder I’m hearing the false argument that when a fanatic called Rabin [a traitor], I stood by, remained silent, didn’t respond or even encouraged it … but a lie that’s repeated many times doesn’t turn into truth,” he said.

At a Knesset session honoring Rabin held later in the day, in response to the criticism leveled against him by Rabin’s grandson, Yonatan Ben Artzi, he addressed Kahol Lavan chairman Benny Gantz, saying, “They call me a traitor every day. I........

© Haaretz