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        11/2/2007, Cheshvan 21, 5768

      PR Man Petitions Court Against Amir Brit

      Rani Rahav, one of Israel's best known public relations men, filed an urgent petition to the High Court Friday against the decision to allow Yigal Amir to hold a brit ceremony for his son in Rimonim Jail on Sunday. Amir is the convicted murderer of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin.

      The petition filed by Rahav's attorney, Ron-El Fisher, states that the court's decision "constitutes a severe and irreparable blow to the Israeli body public." The court, it says, has set a dangerous precedent: "Never before has a convicted murderer been allowed to hold a brit ceremony within prison walls," it says, and claims that the ceremony will be, in effect, a publicly funded party.

      Rahav also claims that Amir's paternity of the baby is in doubt and notes that the petitioner loved Yitzchak and Leah Rabin "with all his soul" and has devoted himself to furthering Rabin's legacy.