Rabin's son on US election rhetoric: My father was killed at a time like this

Assassinated prime minister's son, Yuval Rabin, warns of Donald Trump's rhetoric against Hillary Clinton in USA Today op-ed.

August 15, 2016 14:59
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Itzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin. (photo credit: REUTERS)

Yuval Rabin, the son of assassinated prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, has spoken out against remarks made by Donald Trump regarding Hillary Clinton and the Second Amendment in which some claim the Republican nominee incited to violence against his Democratic rival.

Last week, Trump mentioned that members of the NRA (National Rifle Association) could prevent Clinton from nominating liberal US Supreme court justices.

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“If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks,” Trump said of Clinton at the rally. “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,” he continued.

Yuval Rabin, writing in a USA Today opinion column, suggested that Trump's words could potentially lead to Clinton's assassination. "Incitement such as this led to the murder of my father."

Rabin also mentioned that there has been more than one commentator who has made the parallel between the situation in Israel in the 1990's and the US now.

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy is one of those commentators, who stated, “I instantly thought about Rabin in Israel."

In his op-ed, Yuval Rabin mentioned several times that democracy is threatened by Trump's attempts at vilifying the opponent as well as turning the opposing party into an illegitimate entity.

Rabin finished his op-ed by mentioning that "Trump’s words are not just words. They can sow the seeds for something much more sinister."

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