Wife of Rabin's Killer Presents Knesset Slate for Party Seeking to Free Her Husband

Larisa Trembovler says her party demands a retrial for Yigal Amir: 'Things that are hidden related to the judiciary, the media... would become clear'

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Larisa Trembovler at the Central Election Committee.
Larisa Trembovler at the Central Election Committee in Jerusalem, Jan. 14, 2020.Credit: Emil Salman
Jonathan Lis
Jonathan Lis

The wife of Yigal Amir, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, filed papers with the Central Election Committee on Tuesday to have her Mishpat Tzedek party (meaning fair trial in Hebrew) appear on the ballot in the March 2 Knesset election.

Larisa Trembovler's party is calling for the release of her husband, who is serving a life sentence for killing the former prime minister, as well as a platform of "reform of the legal system."

Trembovler is listed in the top spot on her party's slate, while her husband's mother, Geula Amir, is listed in the sixth place.

When Trembovler submitted the documents to register the party with the Central Election Committee, the chairman of the committee, Supreme Court Justice Neal Hendel, asked: "Can you briefly tell about the party?"

Yigal Amir in Nazareth District Court, 2010.Credit: Tomer Neuberg

She responded: "We are demanding a retrial for Yigal Amir. That would change everything here. Things that are hidden related to the judiciary, the media and the entire establishment would become clear."

Trembovler said the party would demand retrials for what was described as all of the innocent people in prison and major reform to the judicial system and the media. "We are the only ones who can do this. The politicians don't have guts. They only look after themselves."

Every party in the election is assigned a set of letters that appears on the ballot slip that voters cast to vote for the party. Trembovler said the party would request Hebrew letters spelling the word "ketz," meaning end.

The deadline for party registration for the Knesset election is Wednesday evening at 10 P.M. On Tuesday, the first of two days on which parties could file, 10 parties, none of which are in the current Knesset, submitted their documents.

On Tuesday, the names of the parties that filed, freely translated into English were as follows: the Vision party; I and You the Israeli People's party; Economic Liberal Power; Da'am – Green Economy, One Country; the Biblical Bloc party; Israelist Our Rights are in our Vote; the Jewish Heart, Advanced Social Leadership in partnership with the Dror Hebrew Movement; and Trembovler's Fair Trial party.

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