Edelstein: Rabin memorial only encouraged 'division and hatred'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said that he chose not to attend Saturday night's memorial for slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, in an interview with Army Radio Sunday morning.
"When they asked me to come, several of the speakers refused that I be there because I'm a settler and wear a kippa," Edelstein said. " What is this if not an attempt to silence others? I have nothing to ask forgiveness for for this murder."
"If I had come and was booed, that would only be to my political advantage," he added, referring to the crowd's booing of Likud MK Tzachi Hanegbi. "Yesterday's protest only served to encourage the division and hated among the people.
"Rabin's murder had no historical influence," Edelstein concluded.
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