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04 Nov Posted by | 1 comment

This Day in Zionist History: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

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“For Israel, there is no path that is without pain. But the path of peace is preferable to the path of war. I say this to you as one who was a military man, someone who is today Minister of Defense and sees the pain of the families of the IDF soldiers. For them, for our children, in my case for our grandchildren, I want this Government to exhaust every opening, every possibility, to promote and achieve a comprehensive peace.” Yitzhak Rabin spoke these words sixteen years ago. On November 4, 1995 (12 Cheshvan), Rabin, who was then the Prime Minister of Israel, was at a rally for peace in Tel Aviv. It seemed as though, thanks to his brave and bold moves towards peace and the advent of direct negotiations, peace would finally be achieved between the Israelis and...