The Tel Aviv District Police have launched an investigation into death threats made against journalist-turned-politician Yair Lapid, Ynet learned Wednesday.
"Believe me, if I see you I'll want to kill you. You are an anti-Semitic Israel hater," a man who identified himself as "Itzik Chen" wrote on Yair Lapid's Facebook page Tuesday evening.
"You are a bastard and a son of a bastard, and you are hopeless. Maybe if you were a regular bastard you could have changed, but with a rotten and dirty father such as yours – there is no hope for you. You deserve to die, and he who carries it out will be blessed," the man wrote.
"It will be a shame if you (challenge) Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu (Israeli prime minister), because then it will be very similar to what happened to (slain prime minister) Yitzhak Rabin," the man wrote.
The message was removed from Lapid's webpage.
Since announcing that he was leaving his news anchorman position on Channel 2 and entering politics, Lapid has used his Facebook page to relay messages to the press and the general public.
Eli Senyor contributed to this report