"Sometimes I imagine what I would tell him if he were here," IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told the generals gathered at the ceremony.
"Today, 15 years after he was murdered, I think about what I would tell Rabin if he were here with us, what we would tell the IDF chief about the role of the army," Ashkenazi said.
"We would tell him about the melting pot of Israeli society, and the part played by the army in the achievement of the dream."
Dalia Rabin, the former prime minister's daughter, spoke of time gone by since November 4, 1995. "Fifteen years have gone by since the murder and those who enlist today do not even remember where they were on that horrible night… the night on which Israeli democracy was almost killed," she said.
"For them, and for a million and a half students, the murder is a page in history books."
On Sunday State Prosecutor Moshe Lador rejected an appeal to retroactively exonerate Margalit Har-Shefi, Yigal Amir's girlfriend. She was deemed an accomplice to the murder and sentenced to nine months in prison.
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