The Almagor Terror Victims Association plans to hold an alternative Remembrance
Day ceremony on Tuesday night in protest of the annual Tel Aviv Municipality
ceremony, which former Channel 2 journalist Yair Lapid will be
Almagor has called for the public not to attend the municipal
ceremony, and to instead go to their event in front of the Tel Aviv Art
“We are angry and do not understand how, despite the requests of
families of victims of terror not to give a platform to politicians on
Remembrance Day, Yair Lapid took advantage of a loophole that allows him to get
into every home in the country,” the organization stated.
Almagor, Lapid is using victims of terror and those killed in battle for his own
political gain, and should not be allowed to host a government- funded
Lapid has hosted “Singing in the Square,” a ceremony in Tel
Aviv’s Rabin Square, in which popular singers perform songs written by the
fallen, for the past 15 years.
Despite complaints from MKs and NGOs,
Lapid wrote on his Facebook wall last month that he created Singing in the
Square and that he can host the ceremony without politicizing it.