Yitzhak Rabin

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Yitzhak Rabin
יִצְחָק רַבִּין
5th Prime Minister of Israel
In office
13 July 1992 – 4 November 1995
President Chaim Herzog
Ezer Weizman
Preceded by Yitzhak Shamir
Succeeded by Shimon Peres
In office
3 June 1974 – 22 April 1977
President Ephraim Katzir
Preceded by Golda Meir
Succeeded by Menachem Begin
Minister of Defense
In office
13 September 1984 – 15 March 1990
Prime Minister Shimon Peres
Yitzhak Shamir
Preceded by Moshe Arens
Succeeded by Moshe Arens
In office
13 July 1992 – 4 November 1995
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Moshe Arens
Succeeded by Shimon Peres
Personal details
Born 1 March 1922(1922-03-01)
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Died 4 November 1995(1995-11-04) (aged 73)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Political party Alignment, Labor Party
Spouse(s) Leah Rabin
Children Dalia Rabin-Pelossof
Yuval Rabin
Profession Military officer
Religion Secular Judaism
Signature
Military service
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch Haganah
 Israel Army
Years of service 1941–1967
Rank Lieutenant General
Battles/wars Syria-Lebanon Campaign
Israeli War of Independence
Six-Day War

Yitzhak Rabin[1] (March 1, 1922 – November 4, 1995) was an Israeli politician and general. He was born in Jerusalem. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel from 1974 until 1977 and again from 1992 until his assassination in 1995 by Yigal Amir, a right-wing activist who had strongly opposed Rabin's signing of the Oslo Accords and to peace with Palestine. He was the first local-born Prime Minister of Israel, the only Israeli Prime Minister to be killed and the second to die in office (following Levi Eshkol).

In 1994, Yitzhak Rabin was one of the three recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize.[2] The others were Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres. All three got the prizes for trying to make peace in the Middle East.

He died in Tel Aviv in 1995 after being assassinated. He was buried Helkat Gdolei Ha'uma in Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Rabin's grave in Mount Herzl

References[change | edit source]

  1. Yitzhak Rabin (Hebrew: יִצְחָק רַבִּין; other spellings: Yitschak Rabin,Yitzchak Rabin)
  2. NobelPrize.org, "Yitzhak Rabin"; retrieved 2012-9-18.

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