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Israel's Chances of a Political Assassination Rise, and Netanyahu Is the Only Reason

Yossi Verter
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Yossi Verter

In October 1995 the streets were ablaze. Extreme hatred ran rampant through the cities. The prime minister was nearly attacked while visiting the Wingate Institute in Netanya. Doctored posters of him wearing an SS uniform were hoisted at protests.

The opposition leader led marches with a mock coffin and a noose (which he never saw. He never saw). At the Knesset gates, young people stormed a minister’s car. “I saw murder in their eyes,” he later said. “Someone is going to get killed.”

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