Labor chief: Current right-wing incitement reminiscent of before Rabin’s murder

Labor leader Merav Michaeli says the current “incitement campaign” on the right reminds her of the run-up to the 1995 murder of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist.

“The incitement campaign we’re seeing reminds us of the atmosphere before Rabin’s murder. This hatred is the reason I’ve always refused to partner with Netanyahu,” says Michaeli at a Labor faction meeting in the Knesset.

Labor party leader MK Merav Michaeli speaks during a meeting in Tel Aviv, March 24, 2021. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)
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