Thousands rally for 20th anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination

The 20h anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was marked by a mass rally in Tel Aviv Saturday night and tributes paid to the late leader by two US presidents. President Barack Obama sent a video-taped speech assuring Israel that the US would always look after Israel’s security and calling for its acceptance of two states for two peoples, Israeli and Palestinians, living side by side in peace. Former president Bill Clinton said that the day of Yitzhak Rabin’s murder was the worst day of his presidency. He too called for a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, stressing that the risks of inaction outstripped the risks of action. Other speakers were President Reuven Rivlin, his predecessor Shimon Peres, the late prime minister’s cabinet secretary Eytan Haber and his grandson Yonathan Ben-Artzi.


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