Recalling Rabin’s Murder and What Might Have Been

Recalling Rabin’s Murder and What Might Have Been

Today is the 19th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.  Although we cannot know for certain, we have good reason to believe that Rabin would have navigated Israel wisely toward a two-state peace with the Palestinians.  With news still fresh on the framework for peace hammered out between Yossi Beilin and Mahmoud Abbas, and polling data pointing to a reelection victory, Rabin was uncharacteristically upbeat at the massive peace rally where he spoke and met his death as he walked from the podium.

Here are links to remembrances from our blog of that dark day by Hillel Schenker (who was there), and a perspective from M.J. Rosenberg on how Rabin was leading Israel toward a secure and valued place among the community of nations:

16th Rabin Memorial Rally: ‘We are here, we have no fear’

Hillel Schenker on Rabin

Hillel Schenker at Rabin Square, 12 years on

Israel’s sense of isolation  

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