Peace Now head says death threat was left on phone message


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The head of Peace Now in Israel, Yariv Oppenheimer, said he received a death threat on his voice mail.

Oppenheimer filed a police complaint Tuesday, a day after he said a message was left by a caller saying that he would take steps to insure that Oppenheimer did not live out the rest of the year.

The threat comes about a month after the fence outside the Jerusalem offices of Peace Now was spray-painted with threatening graffiti, including the words "No leftists, no terror attacks."

In November, vandals targeted the home of Hagit Ofran, the director of Peace Now’s Settlement Watch project, with graffiti including swastikas and the words "Rabin is waiting for you," referring to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995.

The day before the November attack, the Peace Now offices were evacuated following a bomb threat. 

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