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  • At Rabin rally, calls to pursue peace and defend democracy

    November 2, 2015 | 1:59 pm

    Some 100,000 people joined together in central Tel Aviv on Saturday to pay tribute to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, but they were divided over what exactly they were rallying for.

    The demonstration, which marked the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination by a Jewish...

  • Sunday Reads: Broken promises in Syria, A ‘dignified’ Rabin rally, Nabokov’s Jewish wife

    By Shmuel Rosner

    November 1, 2015 | 3:28 am


    According to Trevor Timm, the American special forces sent to Syria constitute another broken promise made by President Obama:  

    In 2012, Obama unequivocally said he would end the war in Afghanistan, and chided Mitt Romney the Republican nominee for not promising that. In...

  • Personal Reflections on Rabin and his Strategic Overview

    October 30, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    Twenty years after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, with Israelis and Palestinians still mired in the same conflict, hurling the same accusations against each other, once again suffering violence, I keep re-thinking my experiences with him, wondering how the situation...

  • Rabin: A hero’s life’s work

    October 29, 2015 | 10:40 am

    If a hero's life's work is subsequently rendered largely irrelevant, is he or she still a hero?

    20 long years since the murder of Yitzhak Rabin, Israelis have accepted the thesis of their leadership that peace is a far-flung, undesirable goal.  Though the state of Israel, the...

  • Sunday Reads: How the Macabees will fight BDS, Had Rabin not been murdered

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 25, 2015 | 6:08 am


    Our Israel Factor panelist Eitan Gilboa believes that only the US can mediate between Israel and the Palestinians to stop the current tensions:

    Countries and nations tend to reach peace agreements after conflicts in which they pay higher prices than the prices of the...

  • Vicious cycle of terrorism is madness

    October 16, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    As I sit in my home in Jerusalem, venturing out only when necessary, shivering with each ping of the cellphone that alerts me to some new horror, I wonder how this place survives and how we come out of it on the other side of despair. I don’t have answers, I have questions.


  • 19 years since the murder of Yitzhak Rabin – we can’t let democracy die

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 4, 2014 | 11:55 am

    Where were you on the day Yitzhak Rabin was murdered?

    This is a question every Israeli can answer. We all remember that night, November 4, 1995. A big rally took place in the heart of Tel-Aviv, under the title "Yes to peace, No to violence." In his speech there, Prime Minister...

  • Born after Rabin’s death, Israeli teens see in assassination the perils of extremism

    November 5, 2012 | 10:18 am

    About a year before Guy Ben-Simon was born, his parents attended the Tel Aviv rally where Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.

    It was a night of shock and sadness, they recalled for him while he was growing up. They had called all of their friends, telling those who had not heard that...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 30, 2012 | 10:44 am

    After about two years of preparation, the largest exercise ever between Israeli and American forces started last Sunday. The exercise, called AC12 (“Austere Challenge 12”), is a shared exercise combining the IDF and U.S forces stationed in Europe.It is due to last three weeks,...

  • What happened to Rabin’s memorial day?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 29, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Yesterday, we mention the 17th annual Memorial Day for the murder of the Israeli Prime Minister, Izhak Rabin. Rabin was murdered by an Israeli, Jewish assassin, during an assembly for peace on November 4th, 1995. Moments after the end of the assembly, right after joining the...

  • Hagai Amir, freed Israeli brother of Rabin gunman says he’s “proud”

    By Aaron Wood

    May 4, 2012 | 8:20 am

    Hagai Amir, the brother of the man who assassinated late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, said he was proud of his own role in the murder plot after he was freed from prison on Friday.

    Amir was released after serving 16 years for helping his brother murder Rabin,...

  • 24 Hours in Tel Aviv

    September 20, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    It is the 3rd of April around 10 P.M. and the city of Tel Aviv is more alive than ever. People are walking the streets, laughing and talking. Then suddenly a siren sounds, and the city freezes. It is Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of...

  • Begin, Rabin to appear on new Israeli bills

    December 20, 2010 | 1:58 pm

    The images of the late Israeli Prime Ministers Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin will appear on new Israeli currency.

    The late writer S.Y. Agnon and poet Rachel Bluwstein Sela, who was known simply as Rachel, also have been chosen for the honor.

    The Bank of Israel announced the new...

  • Reflecting on Rabin

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League:

    "Yitzhak Rabin left Israel with a twin, interconnected legacy that remains even more relevant today than in his lifetime. First is the need for Israel to be strong - militarily, politically, psychologically - because...

  • Remembering Rabin

    By Peter Hirschberg

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Sharon was always inspired by Yitzhak Rabin. Twenty-three when she moved to Israel from the United States in 1980, she went to peace rallies and rejoiced when Rabin won in 1992. A year later she exulted over the Oslo peace breakthrough.

    After Rabin was shot to death by a Jewish...

  • A Requiem for Rabin

    By Ruth Stroud

    December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    Yitzhak Rabin, by Peter Max

    Writing, producing and arranging music for the likes of TinaTurner, Aretha Franklin and Carly Simon is what Aaron Zigman is bestknown for. So what possessed the 34-year-old Angeleno to spend sixmonths pouring his heart and soul into a serious classical...