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Herzog: The word ‘traitor’ should be removed from political discourse

President Isaac Herzog speaks at a conference at the University of Haifa, on November 4, 2021. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)
President Isaac Herzog speaks at a conference at the University of Haifa, on November 4, 2021. (Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO)

President Isaac Herzog condemns the incendiary language used lately in politics and says the word “traitor” should be erased from the political discourse.

“I am shocked by the thought that today, November 4 — a date on which we learned where words can lead — I need to stand here and say again: the word ‘traitor’ must be struck out of political discourse, and everywhere!” Herzog says at a conference at the University of Haifa. “Coalition and opposition, left and right. Accusations of treason imperil our democracy.”

November 4 marks the anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

United Torah Judaism MK Moshe Gafni said earlier this week that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has betrayed the State of Israel.

Gafni called Bennett “an opportunist who wants it to be written down that he was prime minister,” and said the prime minister “betrayed his voters and betrayed the State of Israel.”

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