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Dichter blasts extremists in Rabin speech

Nov. 10, 2008 at 10:05 AM
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TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli's internal security minister says right-wing Jewish extremism remains a threat 13 years after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Avi Dichter, speaking Monday at a rally at Achva College in southern Israel commemorating Rabin's assassination by a Jewish extremist, said the notion that "a Jew (wouldn't) murder a prime minister was assassinated in November of 1995," Ynetnews.com reported.

Dichter blasted extremist rhetoric, saying it leads to violence and murder. He cited a senior rabbi who compared last month's riots in the Israeli city of Acre to the anti-Jewish pogrom of Kristallnacht in 1938 Germany, saying such statements were dangerous and must be stopped, Ynetnews.com said.

"This is a red light compelling us to understand where the borders are and which lines must not be crossed. Because words create an atmosphere," Dichter said.

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