Yitzhak Rabin 1922-1995
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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 Yitzhak Rabin 1922-1995

11/4/1995

Israel remembers Yitzhak Rabin
 

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (12 Heshvan on the Jewish calendar), Israel marks the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995.



Israel Remembers Yitzhak Rabin 1922-1995
President Reuven Rivlin: "For me Rabin’s legacy is one of leadership, transformative leadership, of standing bravely in the face of difficult decisions. On the side of his commitment to peace, Rabin, did not wait idly for the Israel 'after peace'. He did not wait for a peace that would solve all problems once and for all. Instead, he was brave enough to tackle Israel's problems in the here and now."
 
 





 


Tel Aviv Peace Rally,
Nov 4, 1995









 




A letter to Leah Rabin

Bat-Chen Shahak was 13 years old when she wrote the following poem, shortly after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. She was killed in a terrorist bombing at Dizengoff Center in Tel-Aviv on March 4, 1996. It was read at special memorial service held in Oslo in November 1999.

Three shots and it's all over -
Now one talks about him in the past tense.
Suddenly the present becomes the past.
And the past is only a memory.
We are standing, crying.
We want to believe it never happened,
That it is all a nightmare.
And when we wake up the next morning - it will not be so.
Instead, we wake up to a warped reality,
Where pain is laced with hate.
We cannot digest the enormity of this loss,
And we cannot comprehend its severity...

Yitzhak Rabin's widow, Leah, died on November 12, 2000. Former PM Ehud Barak: "After his assassination, she carried the torch in the battle for peace."

 

Key Speeches by Yitzhak Rabin 

 

 

 
DOCUMENTS
 
 
Yitzhak Rabin: Biography  
Last Speech by PM Rabin at Tel-Aviv Peace Rally  - November 4, 1995
The Song for Peace  
Remarks by Acting Prime Minister Peres at Special Cabinet Meeting  - November 5, 1995
Cabinet Communique  - November 5, 1995
Statement by Chief Rabbinate of Israel  - November 5, 1995
Remarks by Acting Prime Minister Peres at Cabinet Meeting  - November 8, 1995
Acting PM Peres at Rabin Knesset Memorial Session November 13, 1995  - November 13, 1995
MK Netanyahu at Rabin Knesset Memorial Session   November 13, 1995
Rabin Commemorative Stamp  - December 5, 1995
 
 
YITZHAK RABIN FUNERAL
      (November 6, 1995)
 
 
The International Aspect  
World Leaders Attending PM Rabin's Funeral  
Eulogy by President Ezer Weizman  
Eulogy by King Hussein of Jordan  
Eulogy by US President Bill Clinton  
Eulogy by Acting PM and FM Shimon Peres  
Eulogy by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak  
Eulogy by UN Secy-Gen Boutros Boutros-Ghali  
Eulogy by Spanish PM Felipe Gonzalez  
Eulogy by Shimon Sheves  
Eulogy by Russian PM Viktor Chernomyrdin  
Eulogy by Noa Ben-Artzi  
Eulogy by Eitan Haber  
 
 
COMMISSION OF INQUIRY
 
 
Cabinet Communique  - November 8, 1995
Acting PM Peres Remarks at Cabinet Meeting  - November 8, 1995
Internal GSS Report on Rabin Assassination  - November 8, 1995
Rabin Assassination Indictments  - December 6, 1995
Excerpts of Yigal Amir Sentencing Decision  - March 27, 1996
Summary of Report of Commission of Inquiry into Murder of Late PM Rabin  - March 28, 1996
 

 

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