Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day

Yitzhak Rabin was appointed Prime Minister of Israel in 1974 after the resignation of Golda Meir. During his first term, he signed the Sinai Interim Agreement stating that conflicts between countries “shall not be resolved by military force.” He was forced to resign in 1977 due to a financial scandal and the 80s witnessed an escalation of Israeli/Palestinian tension. He was re-elected in 1992 on a platform embracing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and signed several historic agreements as part of the Oslo Accords. In 1994 he, along with Shimon Peres, and Yasser Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to find a peaceful settlement of disputes. On November 4, 1995 he was assassinated by an extremist Israeli opposed to the Oslo Accords.

Today the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv advances his legacy by promoting exchanges exchanges among the different sectors in Israel.


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