On November 4, 1995, the 12th day of Cheshvan, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin z"l was assassinated. Rabin's murder was a seminal event in Israel's history and it shook Israeli society to its core. Now, two decades later we look back in perspective on Rabin's legacy and the changes that occurred in Israeli society, politics, and the evasive prospect of peace.
New Books and Films
Killing a King by Dan Ephron
The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel
Dan Ephron talked about his book, Killing a King about the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a rally in Tel Aviv and its implications for Israel. Video.
Local event with Dan Ephron at JCCSF on October 29
Shot in the Heart in The New Yorker
When Yitzhak Rabin was killed, did the prospects for peace perish, too?
From podcast radio Israel Story (the Israeli version of "This American Life")
Who is Yitzhak Rabin today, twenty years after his murder? In this episode, we discover that for many Israelis, he represents completely different – and often conflicting – things. (in this episode some language might be inappropriate for teens)
Remembering Rabin through art from Ynet
New exhibit hosts posters related to the late prime minister and his assassination, hoping to put a new twist in the nation's thoughts regarding this traumatic event.