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  • 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 ▸

  • Hebrew University Criticized for Lecture on Rabin Murder

    Demonstrators scuffled this week with Hebrew University of Jerusalem security guards outside an auditorium where a lecture on the “Rabin murder conspiracy” was being presented. Protesters prevented people from entering the hall to hear the speaker, who claimed that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by Israeli agents. The speaker, Barry Hamish, addressed a nearly… More ▸

  • On Eve of Trial of Rabin Suspect, a Grandmother Frets over Future

    Pnina Peli is worried about her granddaughter. Margalit Har-Shefi, a friend of Yigal Amir’s from their time together as students at Bar-Ilan University Law School, is slated to stand trial in connection with the November 1995 murder of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Her granddaughter was friendly with Amir, who was convicted of the assassination,… More ▸

  • Lichtenstein Gives Sculpture to Israel in Memory of Rabin

    The artist Roy Lichtenstein has donated one of his sculptures to Jerusalem’s Israel Museum in memory of slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The modern steel sculpture, which will be unveiled Sunday in the presence of the Rabin family, will stand in Daniel Park, in the Jerusalem municipality complex. Lichtenstein, 73, was one of the… More ▸

  • Margalit Har-shefi, Friend of Rabin’s Assassin

    A Tel Aviv court has indicted a friend of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin on charges of failing to notify the authorities of Yigal Amir’s plan to kill the prime minister. Margalit Har-Shefi, 22, also was charged Tuesday with giving Amir information about explosives and about how to set up an anti-Arab underground. Appearing in the Tel… More ▸

  • Education Ministry Finds Youth Apathetic About Rabin Murder

    A worrying segment of Israeli youth is indifferent to the murder of Yitzhak Rabin and even feels solidarity with his assassin, a committee appointed by the Education Ministry said this week. The committee was formed earlier this year after it was reported that three female students at a state religious high school in Kiryat Gat… More ▸