Haredi Writer Orders Hit on TV Journalist
week after media personality and journalist Yaron London penned an article in Yedioth Ahronoth calling for shrinking the ultra-Orthodox population in Israel, the ultra-Orthodox website Tsofar published an article calling for his assassination.
The article, authored by Shmuel Cooper, compared London to Hitler and portrayed London as a leading member of Israel’s elite secular media which controls the establishment public opinion and incites against the ultra-Orthodox population.
“Assassinate Yaron London” appeared on the site on Friday and immediately caused an uproar among readers, some of whom called on London to file a complaint of incitement to murder.
The title was subsequently changed to read: “Shrink the existence of Yaron London,” an attempt to mirror London’s call in his Yedioth column.
In an interview with Arutz Sheva on Sunday, London responded to the article: “This is proof that learning Talmud is not preparation for understanding a simple text in Hebrew. Perhaps I needed to translate my article… to Yiddish.”