Yitzhak Rabin

Remember him, pleads Yitzhak Rabin's daughter on anniversary

By Jennifer Lipman, October 20, 2010

Yitzhak Rabin’s daughter Dalia has called for Israel to do more to keep the memory of the former prime minister alive at an event to mark the 15th anniversary of his assassination.

Ceremonies were held around Israel, including a candlighting with Israeli President Shimon Peres and a ceremony at the Rabin Centre in Tel Aviv.

Mr Rabin was killed in 1995 by a right-wing Orthodox Jewish fanatic during a peace concert.


On this day: The eruption of the Yom Kippur War

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2010

As Israelis marked Yom Kippur, Egypt and Syria launched a joint surprise attack. They struck the places Israel had won in 1967; in the north the Golan Heights, in the south along the Sinai Peninsula.

Although there had been suggestions for several years that Egypt might hit Israel again, the attack was a surprise and Israel was not prepared to fight the fourth war in its history.


Middle East peace talks in pictures

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2010

With a new round of direct discussions taking place in Washington, The JC looks back at some other attempts to bring peace to the Middle East and what we wrote about them:

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Rabin's plaque in Ukrainian home town

By Edward Doks in Kiev, March 25, 2010

Yuval Rabin, son of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, has dedicated a plaque in memory of his grandfather Nechemia in the Ukrainian town in which he was born.

Just a month before he was murdered in November 1995, his father Yitzhak had visited the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and was presented with documents concerning his father's birthplace, Sidorovichi.

Russian-Jewish officials who were present at the ceremony said Yitzhak Rabin had wanted to visit the village - now home to just 272 residents - but could not fit it into his schedule.


Guardian omits Rabin, Peres, Begin from Nobel list

By Jessica Elgot, October 9, 2009

Complaints to The Guardian newspaper over an incomplete list of Nobel peace prize winners have led to a hasty amendment on the paper's website.

The incomplete list was up for four hours, despite comments below the list which pointed out the omissions of Yitzak Rabin, Menachem Begin and Shimon Peres.

Immediately following the announcement of President Barack Obama's win of the 2009 Nobel peace prize, Guardian news editor Simon Rogers posted what he claimed was "every peace prize winner ever", stating that the information came from the website Nobelprize.org


Fears over further right-wing terror

By Yaakov Katz, October 3, 2008

A week after Israel Prize laureate Professor Zeev Sternhell was the target of a bomb attack, fears are mounting that a new far-right Jewish underground cell has begun operations in the West Bank and is planning more attacks against left-wing personalities.

The group is suspected of carrying out a series of recent bomb attacks, including against a Messianic Jewish family in the settlement of Ariel in which a young boy was seriously wounded.