August 9, 2015

IT'S NOT TERRORISM IF WE DO IT:

Rivlin too minor to assassinate, says far-right activist (TIMES OF ISRAEL, August 9, 2015)

Daniella Weiss, who served as the mayor of the settlement of Kedumim from 1996 to 2007, dismissed the online threats against the president in an interview aired Friday on Channel 1.

"You can pass along a message to Rubi Rivlin: 'You can sleep well at night.' No one is thinking of killing him. He's not nearly important enough to deserve it," she said.

Rivlin has been the subject of repeated online death threats following his sharp criticism of Israeli society and its perceived tolerance for Jewish extremism. Rivlin has been especially outspoken in the wake of two hate attack last week that saw 16-year-old Shira Banki stabbed to death at the Jerusalem Gay Price Parade by an ultra-Orthodox man, and Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsha burned to death in the West Bank when arsonists, thought to be Jewish terrorists, firebombed his family home. The toddler's father, Saad Dawabsha, died of his wounds Saturday, and his mother and big brother are still hospitalized in critical condition.

Lapid: Netanyahu has made Israel a Republican cause (STUART WINER, August 9, 2015, Times of Israel)

Knesset member Yair Lapid, who leads the opposition Yesh Atid party, said Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's unprecedented clash with US President Barack Obama over the Iran nuclear deal has turned Israel into a cause associated exclusively with the Republican party and damaged ties with the US to the point where the country's security is under threat.

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