Orlev: Media to Blame for Amir Interview
(IsraelNN.com) MK Zevulun Orlev (National Union-NRP) said Thursday night that interviews given by Yigal Amir, assassin of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, "broke the boycott and social ostracism with which he should be punished." Tuesday, November 4th is the 13th secular date of the anniversary of the assassination. Orlev added, "His punishment should be expressed not only by revoking his freedom of movement, but also by totally severing him from society. It is unfortunate that the competition for the golden calf of ratings is disrupting the media's discretion."
Amir was interviewed by two television channels on a cellular phone that he was given for communications with his wife. The Israel Prisons Service is punishing Amir by transferring him to another prison and depriving him of all telephone and visitation privileges.