President Rivlin calls for end of hatred on 24th anniversary of Rabin murder

The 24th anniversary of the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by Yigal Amir was marked on Sunday with national memorial ceremonies at the Presidential Residence, at the Mt Herzl national cemetery and the Knesset. They were attended by the Rabin family, the President, the Knesset Speaker, the prime minister, the leader of the opposition and many public figures. President Reuven Rivlin called on “all camps, from right to left, to calm the situation, and not give way to hatred.”
PM Binyamin Netanyahu said: “A lie that is repeated many times does not become true” in response to years of claims by the left and the Rabin family that he took part in the incitement leading up to Rabin’s assassination. “The debate on the Oslo accord was fundamental,  legitimate and necessary,” he said, but that is all it was, and an entire camp was unjustly blamed for the crime.

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4 thoughts on “President Rivlin calls for end of hatred on 24th anniversary of Rabin murder

  • Nov 11, 2019 @ 10:41 at 10:41

    Ir’s time for the MK’s to relegate their differences to the back burner, reach understandings on common ground issues and focus on the existential security issues facing Israel today.

  • Nov 11, 2019 @ 23:51 at 23:51

    A very good read: “All of our experience — from things that felt ethically gray to the moral wrongs that keep us up at night — were the result of policies that are integral to the occupation and settlement enterprise. These moral catastrophes will continue so long as those in power in the Israeli government choose to continue enforcing the occupation, and American support enables these decisions.”

    • Nov 12, 2019 @ 11:43 at 11:43

      Exclusively one-sided argument, as usual, Tommy!


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