Netanyahu: Calls for political violence ‘cross a bright red line’

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on February 6, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on February 6, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slams recent calls that appeared to back political assassination as a valid way to oppose the government.

“Democracy is majority control, not control by rifle,” Netanyahu says from the Knesset podium, denouncing calls for political murder as crossing a “bright red line.”

In recent, a prominent former pilot and senior lawyer both appeared to express support for violence to block his government’s plan to decrease judicial power in favor of the political echelon.

The pilot later recanted his statements and apologized.

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