Yitzhak Rabin

Could Mandela have helped resolve Israel-Palestinian conflict?

By Orlando Radice, December 19, 2013

It is a tempting thought. What if Nelson Mandela had been drafted in to sort out the Israelis and Palestinians, like a wonder striker brought on late in a match to break the stalemate once and for all?


Who will inherit Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy?

By Uri Dromi, October 18, 2013

The Atlantic magazine recently published a special issue for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. This is an impressive volume of old and new essays, including a tribute to the slain 35th president by the 42nd one, Bill Clinton.


Israeli activist Ben Gvir sues IDF Radio

By Anna Sheinman, August 17, 2012

Israeli right wing activist Itamar Ben Gvir has filed a libel suit against IDF Radio, demanding an apology and $400,000 in compensation for the failure to allow him to respond in a debate with Dalia Rabin, daughter of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.


Prison conditions eased for Rabin killer Yigal Amir

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 4, 2012

Seventeen years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin stood before a packed square, rallying supporters to back the impending peace process he was orchestrating with the Palestine Liberation Organisation.

As Rabin left the event later in the evening, he was assassinated.


Yitzhak Rabin killer's brother to be freed from Israeli jail

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

The brother of the man who assassinated an Israeli prime minister in 1995 is to be released from jail this week.

Yigal Amir shot and killed Yitzhak Rabin at a peace rally on November 4 1995. He later claimed that he wanted to protest against the prime minister's support for the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians.


Rabin remembered on anniversary of his death

By Netta Geist, November 4, 2011

Sixteen years ago today (Friday), Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin stood in front of a square crammed with supporters in Tel Aviv, rallying support for the budding peace process with the Palestine Liberation Organisation.


No Yitzhak Rabin memorial rally planned this year

By Jennifer Lipman, September 12, 2011

Israel will not hold an official memorial rally to the slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin this year for the first time.

This November will mark 16 years since the Labour leader was killed by a right-wing Jewish extremist during a peace rally.


On this day: Letters of recognition

By Hannah Tosh, September 9, 2011

In 1993 Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation (PLO) finally reached agreement over the distribution of land with the Oslo Accords, fully named the "Declaration of Principles on Interim Self Government Arrangements".

This was the initial stage in the first direct attempts between the organisations to solve the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict.


On this day: Yitzhak Rabin is assassinated

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2010

What was supposed be an event celebrating peace ended as one mourning a tragedy.

More 300,000 people had gathered that night in a square in Tel Aviv for a peace concert, hopeful that the Oslo accords signed by Mr Rabin and PLO chairman Yasir Arafat in 1993, would finally bring an end to the Middle East conflict.

It was not to be. Yigal Amir, an extremist Orthodox Jewish man, shot Mr Rabin as he was leaving the square. Amir is now serving a life sentence for the murder.


Clinton: would be peace if Rabin had lived

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2010

There would have been peace in the Middle East had Yitzhak Rabin lived, Bill Clinton has said on the 15th anniversary of the Israeli prime minister’s death.

The former US president, in office at the time of the assassination, wrote in the New York Times that within three years there could have been “a comprehensive agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians.

“To be sure, the enemies of peace would have tried to undermine it, but with Rabin’s leadership, I am confident a new era of enduring partnership and economic prosperity would have emerged.”