Barak slams decision to allow Yigal Amir to hold son's brit in prison

Public figures from the left on Thursday slammed the decision of the Tel Aviv District Court to allow former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir to hold a brit mila (circumcision ceremony) for his newborn son between the prison walls. "We must not mention the prime minister's assassin following the birth of his son," Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Army Radio. Shimon Sheves, the director-general of the Prime Minister's Office under Rabin, said, "As someone who has lived in this country and raised children here I simply wish to die following this cynical decision." Meanwhile, Peace Now secretary-general Yariv Oppenheimer asked State Attorney Eran Shendar to appeal the decision in the High Court of Justice.