The movie's CD
Photo: Ofer Amram
Photo: Ofer Amram
Photo: Ofer Amram
Geula Amir
Photo: Ofer Amram
Photo: Uriel Herschko
Photo: Uriel Herschko

Video calling to free Yigal Amir released

Some 150,000 copies of video calling for Rabin's assassin's release distributed across country

A new video calling for the release of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's murderer Yigal Amir is being distributed across Israel as part of a campaign ahead of Rabin's memorial day.


The "Committee for Democracy" which produced the film, with an investment of hundreds of thousands of shekels, has already released 150,000 copies of the video.


The 15-minute-long movie contains footage from Amir's childhood and military service and attempts to explain the background for the murder. It also features footage from Amir's investigation, photos of Rabin and Yasser Arafat signing the Oslo Accords, and images from suicide bombings and from demonstrations against Rabin.


The film features Amir's mother, Geula, his wife, Larissa Trimbobler, and members of the "Committee for Democracy" Avigdor Askin, Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir.


Trimbobler says in the movie that she is glad to finally be able to speak without the "filters of the media." She claims that she and her husband have been subjected to persecution only because Amir had ruined the Left's "Oslo dream," and states that Minister Rehavam Ze'evi's assassins were being treated better than Amir.


Ben-Gvir told Ynet Sunday that the movie aimed to "teach democracy to the Left. I have never supported Yigal Amir's actions, but when the release of Barghouti or the murderers of Danny Katz is being discussed, we say to the leftists – criticize yourself first. I'm always happy to teach those leftists who consider themselves liberal and pluralistic something about freedom of speech."


פרסום ראשון: 10.21.07, 21:00
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