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Assassins among us… a voice crying in the wilderness

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In a brilliantly-written but yet terribly frightening op-ed our Editor-in-Chief, David Horovitz, has proved to us that “if Netanyahu is not careful, there will be blood.” In it, he cites reasons leading up to fearful possibilities of political assassinations of candidates in the proposed “government of change”.

It was chilling to read it and to understand clearly the dangers and threats of the possibilities for which prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu… he, and he alone… must take responsibility.

The first assassination in Zionist history occurred in June 1933 when prominent Zionist leader Hayim Arlosoroff was shot and killed by fellow Zionists Avraham Stavsky, Zvi Rosenblatt and Abba Ahimeir.

Their reason for murdering Arlosoroff was presented to the courts at their trial. Arlosoroff had just returned from a mission to Germany where he met with Nazi leaders in an effort to permit emigration of German Jews to Palestine. His sincere efforts caused his assassination.

Jews throughout Palestine were shocked to believe that a Jew could be murdered by another Jew.

We were shocked again, years later, when another young Jew, Yigal Amir, pulled the trigger of his pistol and assassinated prime minister Yitzchak Rabin on 4 November 1995 as he was delivering a speech in a Tel-Aviv park, now called Rabin Square.

Two assassinations of prominent Jewish leaders by opponents who disagreed with their policies.........

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