Yishai: Amsalem is no Amalek, Yom Leyom will correct

By JONAH MANDEL
November 29, 2010 13:50

 
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Interior Minister Eli Yishai stressed on Monday morning that maverick Shas MK Rabbi Haim Amsalem is no Amalek, the biblical nemesis to the Jewish people Amsalem was compared to in the recent edition of Shas newspaper Yom Leyom.

“No Jew should be called Amalek; such sayings are not acceptable,” Yishai told Israel Radio, adding that at his request, the newspaper would make a correction.

A complaint to the Tel Aviv police filed Thursday over threats and incitement to violence as implied in the Yom Leyom article, as well as a written letter to State Attorney Moshe Lador and Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein asking that they order a criminal investigation into the implicit incitement to violence in the newspaper, has yet to be addressed by the law enforcement agencies.

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