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  • 12 Years Since Rabin Killing, News of His Assassin Dominates

    On the 12th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, news about his killer threatened to overshadow annual memorial ceremonies. Coverage of assassin Yigal Amir has dominated the front pages of newspapers here in recent weeks. Headlines ask in bold letters: Will Amir be able to attend the bris of the baby son he and his wife… More ▸

  • At Rabin Rally, Bereaved Father and Activist Recalls Peace Dream

    He has long been known abroad as an Israeli novelist. But this weekend David Grossman put fiction aside to become the voice of an Israel that is bruised, confused and yearning to see the horizon beyond the perennial war clouds. Grossman delivered the central address at Saturday night’s rally in memory of slain Prime Minister… More ▸

  • Yitzhak Rabin’s Jailed Assassin Permitted Artificial Insemination

    Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin is inching toward a normalcy that many Israelis would like to deny him. Yigal Amir, who is serving a life sentence in solitary confinement, won the Justice Ministry’s permission Tuesday to artificially inseminate the woman he married in absentia two years ago. Amir and Larissa Trimbobler have long lobbied for conjugal visits…. More ▸

  • Israelis, World Leaders Remember Rabin, As Battle Rages over Legacy

    Religious and secular high school students struggle against the wind to tie black balloons together in the form of a giant No. 10 on the city square where Yitzhak Rabin was felled by a Jewish assassin’s bullets 10 years ago. Some of the fragile black balloons pop, prompting nervous laughter. Every pop is an eerie… More ▸

  • Ten Years After Rabin Killing, Sharon Has Emerged As His Heir

    As world leaders gather in Israel to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, Israelis are asking to what extent the killer’s bullet changed the course of Israeli-Palestinian history. Had Rabin lived, would the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have been resolved? Or would the peace process he started still have unraveled? The latter possibility raises additional… More ▸

  • Wedding Plans for Rabin Assassin Pose Moral and Logistical Problems

    Just as Israelis were wondering what nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu might reveal upon his upcoming release from prison, Yigal Amir stole the title of Number One Prisoner with a bombshell of his own — or, to be precise, wedding bells. Amir has been in solitary confinement since being convicted for the 1995 murder of Prime… More ▸

  • Following Rabin, Granddaughter Takes Her Peace Message to U.S.

    Sitting in Israel’s Consulate on a New York street named for her grandfather, Noa Ben Artzi reflects how things have changed since the namesake of Second Avenue, former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated in 1995. “In this craziness, we sometimes lose or forget why we are here,” says Ben Artzi, 24. “We don’t… More ▸