Rivlin says that 'price tag' arsonists should be treated as terrorists

October 14, 2014 15:15


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

President Reuven Rivlin has come out sharply against the attempt by Jewish extremists to burn down the mosque in the Palestinian town of Aqraba.  As soon as he heard of the incident, Rivlin contacted Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino and asked him to lead the investigation as a matter of urgency.

“The burning of holy placers is terrorism and should be treated as terrorism,” Rivlin declared, saying that it was terrorism regardless of whether it was racially, religiously or nationalistically motivated.

Rivlin underscored that incidents of this nature cannot be treated as marginal.  This is a serious problem which must be uprooted, he insisted.  “All those who remain silent in the face of such deeds are laying the ground for the next assault,” he said.

Rivlin cautioned that unless decisive action is taken, “we will all pay the ‘price tag.’”


Related Content

Breaking news
July 18, 2018
Ya'alon: A strong society respects difference