Yitzhak Rabin

  • 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 ▸

  • Friend of Rabin’s Killer Sentenced to 9 Months

    A friend of Yitzhak Rabin’s killer has been sentenced to nine months in jail for knowing of the assassination plans in advance but failing to warn police. Margalit Har-Shefi, who expressed remorse for her actions for the first time after the sentencing, faced a maximum of two years in prison. Har-Shefi, 23, a resident of… More ▸

  • Court Convicts Assassin’s Friend for Not Reporting Plan to Kill Rabin

    A friend of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin has been convicted of knowing his plans in advance but failing to warn police. A Tel Aviv court ruled Sunday that there were inconsistencies in the testimony of Margalit Har-Shefi, 22, who had maintained she thought Yigal Amir was merely boasting of plans to assassinate Rabin. The offense —… More ▸

  • 200,000 Attend Tel Aviv Rally to Mourn Rabin Assassination

    Omer Granot, a 21-year-old Israeli officer, attended the rally during a week’s leave from his army service in southern Lebanon. “I came as a citizen and as an officer in the army,” he said. “I think the Rabin assassination was the most horrific thing that could happen to a democracy. Even when people disagree, there… More ▸

  • News Analysis: Rabin Assassination Remains Contentious Political Matter

    Far from uniting Israelis in grief, the second anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has become a contentious political issue. Both the political left and right have been accusing each other of exploiting the Rabin slaying for cynical partisan purposes. While the assassination triggered a wave of horror across the country two… More ▸

  • Survey: Religious Teen-agers Support Assassination of Rabin

    Nearly two years after Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, more than one-fourth of religious teen-agers in Israel express support for the murder, according to a new Bar-Ilan University survey. “Yigal Amir acted out of ideology,” “he had good and right intentions,” were some of the responses given by the 621 youth who were polled… More ▸

  • Was Rabin Willing to Give Up All of the Golan Heights for Peace?

    How much of the Golan Heights was the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin willing to offer Syria in return for peace? This was the question again circulating in Israel after the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported this week that Rabin was ready to discuss a full withdrawal from the Golan Heights to the border that separated… More ▸

  • ‘too Jewish?’ Artist Fulfills Dream of Meeting Rabin’s Wife

    `Too Jewish?’ artist fulfills dream of meeting Rabin’s wife For artist Helene Aylon, it was a dream come true. When she addressed a letter to “Lea Rabin, Israel” last September, inviting her to see the artwork she had dedicated to Yitzhak Rabin’s memory, Aylon had no idea that she would soon be explaining to the… More ▸

  • Court Allows Television to Air Documentary on Rabin Killing

    At the eleventh hour, Israel’s High Court of Justice rejected petitions that would have prevented this week’s screening of a television documentary on the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin. On Tuesday, Israel’s Channel 2 television broadcast Michael Karpin’s film, “The Government is Shocked to Announce…,” about the political atmosphere prior to Rabin’s assassination. The documentary portrayed… More ▸