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Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli politician, statesman and general

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). , 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.

Yitzhak Rabin
יִצְחָק רַבִּין
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5th Prime Minister of Israel
In office
13 July 1992 – 4 November 1995
PresidentChaim Herzog
Ezer Weizman
Preceded byYitzhak Shamir
Succeeded byShimon Peres
In office
3 June 1974 – 22 April 1977
PresidentEphraim Katzir
Preceded byGolda Meir
Succeeded byMenachem Begin
Minister of Defense
In office
13 September 1984 – 15 March 1990
Prime MinisterShimon Peres
Yitzhak Shamir
Preceded byMoshe Arens
Succeeded byMoshe Arens
In office
13 July 1992 – 4 November 1995
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byMoshe Arens
Succeeded byShimon Peres
Personal details
Born(1922-03-01)1 March 1922
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Died4 November 1995(1995-11-04) (aged 73)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Political partyAlignment, Labor Party
Spouse(s)Leah Rabin
ChildrenDalia Rabin-Pelossof
Yuval Rabin
ProfessionMilitary officer
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Israel
Branch/serviceHaganah
 Israeli Army
Years of service1941–1967
RankLieutenant General
Battles/warsSyria-Lebanon Campaign
Israeli War of Independence
Six-Day War

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


Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Yitzhak Rabin at Wikimedia Commons


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