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Rabin, Yitzhak

(1922-1995) Born in Jerusalem
Israeli commander and diplomat. He joined the Palmah in 1940 and participated in the Allied invation of Syria in 1941. In 1944, he took part in underground actions against the British Mandatory regime. During the War of Independence he was appointed commander of the Harel Brigade. He became chief of staff in 1964.
Rabin became Israel's Prime Minister and Defense Minister in 1992. He was assasinated November 4, 1995 in Tel Aviv.

November 4, 1995 - Tel Aviv City Hall Plaza:  Yitzhak Rabin's Last Speech
A Soldier of Peace Israel's Prime Minister and Minister of Defence from 1992-1995. Yitzhak Rabin was assasinated November 4, 1995 in Tel Aviv. [Full article...]
Israel > Politics
Jewish History > 1948-Today: Modern Zionist Age

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy:  Address by IDF Chief-of-Staff Lieut.-Gen. Yitzhak Rabin on Acceptance of Honorary Doctorate from Hebrew University
What have soldiers to do with the academic world, which stands for the life of civilization and culture? What have those who are professionally occupied with violence to do with spiritual values? The answer, I think, is that in this honor which you have conferred through me upon my fellow soldiers you chose to express your appreciation of the special character of the Israel Defense Forces, which is itself an expression of the distinctiveness of the Jewish People as a whole. [Full article...]
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People > 1948-Today: Modern Zionist Age