Rabin's son urges leadership to take initiative

In ceremony marking 18 years to murder of Yitzhak Rabin, his son says government must take initiative to bring end to conflict. Peres says Rabin felt 'national interest is ensuring Israel's future'

Yuval Rabin, the son of Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli prime minister who was assassinated in 1995, delivered an address on Tuesday, the anniversary of the assassination, in a ceremony held at the Presidential Residence.


"I would like to bring up several phrases that became prevalent, such as Oslo criminals,' or the use of the words '20 years of terror.' Is this terror really the direct result of Oslo? Jews have been dealing with Palestinian terror since the previous century." 


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Yuval Rabin added that "Governments have come and gone and all realized that the responsibility requires making difficult decisions."


Peres, Yuval Rabin (Photo: Mark Neiman, GPO)
Peres, Yuval Rabin (Photo: Mark Neiman, GPO)

Photo: Mark Neiman, GPO
Photo: Mark Neiman, GPO

Photo: Mark Neiman, GPO
Photo: Mark Neiman, GPO

He urged leadership to "look forward. As in 1992, Israel is also facing threats and the way to end the conflict is to initiate."


President Shimon Peres opened the ceremony in saying that "The murderer will never be pardoned; the murdered will never be granted clemency. I feel as if Yitzhak was killed just yesterday."


He added, "Yitzhak knew the way to peace – there is nothing more difficult than it. He never for a moment deluded himself about that, but he believed that the Zionist interest and the supreme national interest is ensuring Israel's future."


Family members and politicians attended the ceremony.



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