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Peace Now Secretary General Received Death Threats

Articles and briefs on the graffiti death threats against Yariv Oppenheimer...

10/20/2008

JTA: "Peace Now head received death threats"

The Israeli head of Peace Now has been the target of death threats,  an Israeli daily reported.

Graffiti reading "Yariv the pig, your end is near" and "Kahana was right," apparently directed at Peace Now Secretary-General Yariv Oppenheimer, were found on a wall in Tel Aviv Sunday, according to Ynet. Police suspect extreme right-wing activists.

The death threats reported Monday by Yediot Achronot come a month after a pipe bomb attack, also allegedly by right-wing extremists though no one has been arrested in connection with the attack, on outspoken left-wing Professor Ze'ev Sternhell.


YNET: "Peace Now head receives death threats"

Graffiti naming secretary-general of left-wing movement, reading 'Your end is near,' found on Tel Aviv wall; police believe extreme right-wing activists responsible

by Ronny Shaked

Peace Now Secretary-General Yariv Oppenheimer has been receiving death threats, Yedioth Ahronoth reported on Monday. Police believe the threats against the leader of the left-wing movement were made by extreme right-wing activists. The investigation is ongoing.

Two invective graffiti mentioning Oppenheimer were found on a Tel Aviv wall on Sunday, the first reading "Yariv (the pig), your end is near," and the second reading, "Kahana was right," leading police investigators to probe whether members of the illegal Kach movement are involved in the act.

Oppenheimer has been on the Police Department's list of "threatened personas" - high-profile or public figures who have received death threats - for quite some time.

The fear that he may be targeted increased after the mid-September attack on left-wing Professor Ze'ev Sternhell.

Following the attack on Sternhell, Oppenheimer was briefed by the police, who recommended he remain vigilant.

The Peace Now head filed a formal complaint after learning of the graffiti.

"I've also contacted the threatened personas officer in the Police National Headquarters, as well as several other officers I'm familiar with, and reported the incident," he told the newspaper.

A police canvas conducted in the area where the graffiti were found revealed several other writings, reading "Death to Arabs."

A police source said that the threats made against Oppenheimer were "being taken very seriously," adding that even if those spraying the graffiti meant for no harm to come to him, their words might incite others to do so.


Jerusalem Post: "Graffiti warning Peace Now's Oppenheimer of his 'end' found in TA"

Oct. 19, 2008

JPost.com Staff

Threatening graffiti directed at Peace Now Director-General Yariv Oppenheimer was found in central Tel Aviv on Sunday.

The graffiti read, "Your end is near. Kahana was right." referring to former Kach leader, Rabbi Meir Kahana's ideologies.

Peace Now asked police to launch an investigation into the incident after the graffiti was discovered.


Ha'aretz News in Brief - 10/20/08

Graffiti threatening the life of Peace Now secretary general Yariv Oppenheimer was found in central Tel Aviv yesterday. The graffiti read, "Yariv (the pig) Oppenheimer, your end is near." A nearby message read, "Kahane was right," a reference to Meir Kahane, the late leader of the outlawed far-right Kach group. Oppenheimer filed a police complaint, saying he does not remember previously having been personally threatened. (Igal Hai)