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  • Rabin’s grandson remembers losing a great leader

    By Jared Sichel

    October 29, 2015 | 11:03 am

    The night Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in downtown Tel Aviv, his grandson, Jonathan Benartzi, was two weeks away from completing his three years of duty in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper. He was also in the crowd with his sister that fateful night — two...

  • Rabin assassin’s brother arrested for incitement

    October 27, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    The brother of Yigal Amir, who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, was arrested for incitement after posting inflammatory content on Facebook.

    Hagai Amir, who served 16 years in prison for assisting his brother in the slaying of the Israeli prime minister, was detained for...

  • After Rabin, why Israel’s Labor Party never recovered

    October 27, 2015 | 3:43 pm

    The assassin’s bullet that killed former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 20 years ago on Nov. 4 also stunted the center-left party that championed peace: Rabin’s once-mighty Labor.

    In the two decades since Rabin’s slaying at the hands of a Jewish extremist, Yigal...

  • Israel’s president: Rabin assassin will not go free on my watch

    October 26, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said that Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin will not be freed from jail on his watch.

    “As long as I am president of Israel, his murderer will not be freed,” Rivlin said of Yigal Amir, a right-wing nationalist who has been jailed since he murdered the prime...

  • Yitzhak Rabin’s murder: ‘This American Life’ examines the holes left behind

    October 20, 2015 | 11:10 am

    The assassination of President John F. Kennedy shocked the American public; the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin reshaped Israel’s.

    This week, the long-running, long-form radio journalism program “This American Life” examines the circumstances surrounding Rabin’s...

  • 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.


  • Israeli president at memorial praises Rabin’s leadership

    November 4, 2014 | 1:57 pm

    Yitzhak Rabin left a legacy of leadership, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said at a memorial for the slain prime minister.

    “For me, the legacy of Rabin is not only a legacy of war and peace but also the legacy of his leadership – one that does not simply lead the camp but also...

  • 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...

  • Brother of Rabin’s killer: We would do it again, only earlier

    September 28, 2012 | 10:42 am

    Hagai Amir, a co-conspirator in the 1995 murder of Yitzhak Rabin, has said that in hindsight he would have helped to assassinate the late Israeli premier at an earlier date.

    Hagai Amir, the brother of Rabin assassin Yigal Amir, wrote on his Facebook page that he and his brother...

  • 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,...

  • Amir’s minyan request rejected

    November 17, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    An Israeli court has rejected a request by Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin, Yigal Amir, to allow him to pray with a minyan.

    The Petach Tikvah district court ruled Thursday that the Israel Prison Service can prevent Amir from praying with a quorum of 10 men, but that it should make an...

  • Wife of Rabin’s Assassin Discusses Relationship, Life

    By Michal Ben-Horin

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    An Orthodox woman, wearing a dark outfit and a hat too big for her, rushes into Café Hillel at a very busy Jerusalem mall. Larissa Trimbobler-Amir smiles apologetically and with a strong Russian accent explains how bad traffic was on her way to Jerusalem.

    "It took me 90 minutes to...

  • Leah’s Legacy

    By Eric Silver

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    After Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated five years ago this month, his wife Leah cast herself as the unforgiving scourge of the Israeli right, which she blamed for fostering the atmosphere in which a Jewish radical, Yigal Amir, pulled the trigger.

    She constantly chastised the West Bank...