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  • Peres at Rabin memorial: Ruling over others against Jewish values

    3 weeks ago

    Israel cannot protect its Jewish and democratic character without peace, former President Shimon Peres said at a memorial for Yitzhak Rabin.

    “Peace has become a derogatory term. There are those who say that those who believe in peace are naive, not patriots, delusional,” Peres...

  • Hope must once again conquer “The Rabin Square”

    August 13, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    It now seems as if thousands of light years have passed between the summer of 2011 and the summer of 2014. It is hard to believe that the same “city square”, once an open arena for hopeful debates involving social issues and reform, has now recently become an arena of confrontation...

  • In Israel, mourning turns to anger and despair

    By Simone Wilson

    July 2, 2014 | 9:28 am

    When news broke in Israel at around 7:30 p.m. on June 30 that the dead bodies of the three kidnapped boys had been discovered in a field near to where they disappeared — after 18 days of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) searches, raids and arrests across the West Bank — grief blanketed...
  • At teens’ funeral, personal grief and national solidarity merge

    July 1, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    They were their mothers’ sons. They were all of our sons. They were dear boys. They were martyrs for Israel. They were funny, clever, creative. They are the messengers of the Jewish people in heaven.

    The joint funeral Tuesday of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach...

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  • Man opposed to prisoner swap defaces Rabin memorial

    October 14, 2011 | 8:52 am

    A man who lost five family members in a 2001 suicide attack defaced a memorial to assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Friday in an apparent protest against an impending Palestinian prisoner swap, police said.

    Police named the man as Shvuel Schijveschuurder, whose...

  • Dancing in Rabin Square

    May 4, 2011 | 10:53 am

    I have danced in Rabin Square!  That’s a major happening in Tel Aviv the night of Yom HaAtzmaut, Independence Day in Israel. I have bounced my noise-making hammer off my fellow dancers all around me. That is also a major happening on Independence Day. I have no idea what the...

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