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  7/7/2014, Tammuz 9, 5774

Knesset Speaker Asks MKs to Cool Down Rhetoric


Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein sent a letter to all 119 other Knesset members and asked them to tone down their rhetoric, in view of the violent events of the last few days and the high tension between the Jewish and Arab sectors in Israel. Edelstein asked the parliamentarians to refrain from harsh statements that could fan the flames of animosity between Arabs and Jews.

Edelstein also called the father of Mohammed Khder, the 16-year-old who was cruelly murdered in what investigators say was an anti-Arab revenge attack following the murder of three Jewish teens.