LETTER:Israel: torn apart by two forms of terrorism

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From Mr Arthur Freeman

Sir: Deborah Pritchett and Jonathan Regal, writing about the assassination of the Prime Minister of Israel (Letters, 6 November), claim that a Jew who acts against his own laws in this way must be "a Jew who has no religion". On the contrary, Yigal Amir is a religious Jew who says he acted on the orders of God; whereas Yitzhak Rabin, like Theodore Herzl himself, was a secular Jew who had no religion. Anyway, there are plenty of murders in Jewish scripture and Jewish history.

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Freeman

London, E1

6 November

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