Peres: Settlement rabbis 'sh-tty inciters'
Jerusalem Post - Oct. 21, 2002:
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres Sunday called the rabbis of Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip "sh-tty inciters," who not too long ago called for killing him.
Peres, speaking at the cabinet meeting, was upset at rabbis in the settlements who have called on religiously observant soldiers to refuse orders to evacuate settlement outposts. He claimed that prior to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the rabbis incited against Rabin and himself.
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon asked Peres in the meeting to take back his foul language, but the foreign minister declined. National Infrastructures Minister Effi Eitam called on Peres to quit for making such a statement.