Dan Margalit on Topaz case: It's time to get rid of right to remain silent

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 1, 2009 09:51

 
X

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

Veteran journalist Dan Margalit, father of Shira Margalit, the deputy director-general of the Reshet television network who was assaulted in an attack allegedly ordered by television entertainer Dudu Topaz, called for withdrawing the right to remain silent in an interview with Army Radio on Monday morning. "It's time to start protecting the victims, not the attackers," he said. Concerning reports that surfaced Monday that Topaz had intended to harm Amos Regev, editor-in-chief of free daily Hebrew newspaper Israel Hayom, a publication Margalit writes for, he said he had prior knowledge of the allegations, but would not go into details. "The motive appears to have been disappointment at rejection," said Margalit. Margalit said the allegations pointed to a pattern of threatening behavior, adding that the entertainer apparently sought to convey the message that "whoever disappoints Mr. Topaz, Mr. Topaz will smash his face in."

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN