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  • Five Years After Rabin Death, Israel Wonders What He’d Do Now

    Israel this week held state observances marking the fifth anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, whose peace efforts with the Palestinians have been shattered by the ongoing violence in the territories. Flags flew at half mast Thursday as the state marked the day, according to the Hebrew calendar, when Yigal Amir, a… More ▸

  • Rabin Assassin Has No Regrets

    Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin says his only regret is that he did not kill the Israeli prime minister before the Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians were signed. Yigal Amir spoke Monday to the media before a court hearing on the state’s request to keep the right-wing nationalist separate from other jail prisoners. “I have no… More ▸

  • On Anniversary of Rabin’s Murder, Family Believes Much is Not Known

    Four years after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, his family still believes there are unanswered questions surrounding the slaying. As a result, last week’s commemoration of the Nov. 4, 1995, assassination was accompanied by a growing debate about reopening the investigation into the murder. Public figures and political leaders support the call by… More ▸

  • Rabin’s Legacy of Peace Remembered in Series of Speeches at Oslo Summit

    President Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat were among those who invoked the spirit of Yitzhak Rabin at a ceremony held in Oslo, where the Israeli-Palestinian peace process began. Warmly recalling the slain Israeli leader Tuesday, the speakers not only recalled the tragic night of Nov. 4, 1995, when… More ▸

  • Anniversary of Rabin Assassination Used As a Chance to Heal Israeli Rifts

    Four years after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Israelis are still grappling with the social chasm the murder revealed. In an effort to heal some of those rifts, secular and religious youths attempted, if only for a day, to seek out what unites them. As commemorations began Wednesday, hundreds of high school students… More ▸

  • Orthodox Rabbis Sign Document Excommunicating Rabin’s Assassin

    A group of 54 Orthodox rabbis in Israel has excommunicated the assassin of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Thursday’s ruling — which came prior to the fourth anniversary of the Nov. 4, 1995, assassination — bars Jews from visiting Yigal Amir in prison, talking with him or writing to him. Prison personnel and Amir’s family are… More ▸

  • Profile: Barak’s ‘lightning’ Victory Follows Path of His Mentor, Yitzhak Rabin

    PROFILE: Barak’s `lightning’ victory follows path of his mentor, Yitzhak Rabin Ehud Barak swept to a lightning victory in Israel’s elections this week, as befits a man whose Hebrew name means just that. Barak’s stunning victory over Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu — he received 56 percent of the vote to Netanyahu’s 44 percent, with more than… More ▸

  • Former Shin Bet Informant Charged with Failing to Prevent Rabin Murder

    An Israeli court has charged a former informer for Israel’s domestic security service with failing to prevent the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. According to prosecutors, Avishai Raviv, who was recruited to join the Shin Bet in 1987, failed to inform his handlers that Yigal Amir planned to hurt or assassinate Rabin. Raviv,… More ▸

  • Israel Planning to Indict Friend of Rabin’s Assassin

    Israel’s attorney general has recommended that a former undercover agent stand trial for failing to prevent the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Avishai Raviv, 31, served as an informant for the Shin Bet domestic security service in the months preceding the assassination. An operative among the extreme right-wing and a friend of assassin Yigal… More ▸

  • Israelis Commemorate Rabin Amid New Warnings of Political Violence

    Israel marked the third anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin with memorial ceremonies, as political leaders made renewed warnings about the dangers of political incitement. After the Oct. 23 signing of the Wye River Memorandum, the latest Israeli- Palestinian peace agreement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been the target of slurs and… More ▸