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        2/15/2013, Adar 5, 5773

      Lapid: They Gave Me 'Din Rodef' Sentence

      Chairman Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid party said, Friday, that he was not going to "be ensnared discourse of hatred and anger," after he was criticized by Co-Chairman Aryeh Der'i of the Sephardic-hareidi Shas party for saying that being photographed in a cabinet with hareidi-religious ministers would spell the end of his political career.

      Writing on his Facebook page, Lapid prefaced the promise by saying he had been given "Din Rodef", a status in Jewish law in which he is being viewed as a threat, and closed the posting by wishing everybody Shabbat Shalom (a peaceful Sabbath).