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Bennett on letter sent to family: Political disputes shouldn’t lead to violence, threats

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at this office in Jerusalem, on April 10, 2022. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at this office in Jerusalem, on April 10, 2022. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett issues his own response to an allegedly threatening letter sent to his family, saying any political disputes shouldn’t rise to the level of “violence, bullying or death threats.”

“I’m the prime minister and a political figure, but I’m also a husband and father and it’s my duty to protect my wife and children,” Bennett says in a statement. “We must lower the temperature on the political discourse.”

Police have not specified any suspected motive behind the letter and details of the case have been placed under a strict gag order.

“On the eve of the remembrance days and Independence Day, I call on everyone — from all sides of the political spectrum, in particular those active on social media — this is the time for calm and reconciliation,” the premier adds.

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