Almagor holding alternative to Lapid-hosted event (JERUSALEM POST) By LAHAV HARKOV 04/22/12)
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The Almagor Terror Victims Association plans to hold an alternative
Remembrance Day ceremony on Tuesday night, in protest of the annual
Tel Aviv Municipality ceremony, hosted by television personality
turned politician Yair Lapid.
Almagor has called for the public not to attend the municipal
ceremony, and go to their event in front of the Tel Aviv Art Muesum.
“We are angry and do not understand how, despite the requests of
families of victims of terror not to give a platform to politicians
on Remembrance Day. Yair Lapid took advantage of a loophole that
allows him to get into every home in the country,” the organization
According to Almagor, Lapid is using victims of terror and those
killed in battle for his own political gain, and should not be
allowed to host a government-funded ceremony.
Lapid has hosted “Singing in the Square,” a ceremony in Tel Aviv’s
Rabin Square, in which popular singers perform songs written by the
fallen, for the past 15 years.
Despite complaints from MKs and NGOs, Lapid wrote on his Facebook
wall last month that he created “Singing in the Square,” and he can
host the ceremony without politicizing it. (© 1995-2011, The
Jerusalem Post 04/22/12)
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