Campaign to free Yigal Amir was funded by wealthy American Jew

November 19, 2007 20:48


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A Californian Jewish multi-millionaire is behind the recent campaign to free former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, Yigal Amir, Channel 2 reported Monday evening. While Channel 2 said it could not reveal the identity of the donor at this time, it reported that he had in the past donated to many Israeli bodies, including the Ezer Mizion charity organization, the Jewish National Fund and, interestingly enough, projects initiated by dovish MK Yossi Beilin, including taglit - birthright Israel. The Channel 2 report further stated that leaders of the recent campaign, who included right-wing activists Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel, had anticipated the widespread media coverage of the campaign and intended to capitalize on it. They also rightly anticipated that the peak of media coverage would come with the birth of Amir's son, which took place in late October.

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