Election is over, but Sobol is at it, again

Playwright Joshua Sobol, who defended Yair Garbuz’s remarks before the election and has been criticized — along with Garbuz — as inadvertently helping the right-wing bloc win the last election, says that “words calling for murder will end in murder.”

Joshua Sobol in a photo from 2009 (photo credit: Abir Sultan/Flash 90)
Joshua Sobol, 2009 (photo credit: Abir Sultan/Flash 90)

Speaking on Israel Radio, Sobol calls on right-wing leaders to condemn “bullies in their midst.” Answering a question on whether artists have no part in incitement, Sobol says: “If a certain statement annoys someone, they can mock or criticize in return. The left has still not murdered anyone.”

Two weeks ago, when defending Garbuz, Sobol mocked religious Jews, saying that “those who believe they connect with a higher power by kissing a stone or any other object are fools.”

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