News Brief 6/13/2007, Sivan 27, 5767
Peace Now Compares Suicide Bombings; Hevron Mother
The latest campaign by extreme-left group Peace Now includes the distribution of scratch cards with pictures of a suicide bombing, a checkpoint, and Hevron mother Yifat Alkobi, who appeared on television several months ago cursing at an Arab neighbor during an argument. The pictures are meant to represent negative results of the Israeli presence in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem since the Six Day War. Peace Now head Yariv Oppenheimer said Alkobi’s picture was used to represent “extremism” and “loss of values” in Judea and Samaria.
Hevron community spokesman Noam Arnon criticized the use of Alkobi’s image, saying Peace Now was “making cynical use” of Alkobi after “she lost control for one second.” “I’m sure that the members of Peace Now, the praisers of Arafat, curse much more often than she does,” he added.