Skip To Content
We’ve Taken Down the Forward Paywall: An Open Letter to Our ReadersRead Now

Slogan Stirs Concern

Far-right Israeli activists put out a bumper sticker threatening Ariel Sharon’s life.

Police sources said Sunday that the distributors of the sticker, which reads, “Sharon: Lily Awaits You,” could be probed for incitement to murder. The slogan refers to Sharon’s wife, Lily, who died in 2000. According to media reports, the outlawed far-right group Kach issued at least 5,000 of the stickers. Security around Sharon has been beefed up in recent months out of concern that he could be assassinated in a bid to defeat his Gaza disengagement plan.

In a related incident, the spokesman of the Yesha settler council, Yehoshua Mor-Yosef, resigned Sunday in what local media described as an ideological dispute. According to reports, Mor-Yosef opposed recent calls by Yesha leaders for civil disobedience en masse when the government moves to evacuate settlements.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.