The son of late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin drew a parallel on Tuesday between an incendiary campaign for U.S. president and the atmosphere leading up to his own father's demise in 1995.
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In an interview with CNN, Yuval Rabin was asked about Donald Trump's heated remarks against rival Hillary Cliinton which some critics charge can be construed as incitement to violence.
Rabin said he thought the debate was thoroughly legitimate but that "words do kill" and politicians "have to know where the line should be crossed."
Rabin thought the heated American campaign paralleled Israel's heated circumstances of the mid-1990s when his father was killed by an opponent of his peacemaking efforts with the Palestinians, and the 1993 Oslo Accords which gave the Palestinians a measure of self-rule in occupied land.
"It was an ongoing campaign where my father was the Nazi" and eventually someone killed him, Rabin said.
"I think that raising this parallel, is my obligation."