Posts Tagged ‘Yitzhak Rabin’

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin meets with Henry Kissinger in September 1975.

Henry Kissinger Meets with Iraqi Foreign Minister

December 17, 1975 From the Center for Israel Education In a Paris meeting, United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger meets with Saddun Hammadi, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs. Kissinger told Hammadi that the United States would not negotiate Israel’s existence but could “reduce its size to historical proportions.” This was consistent with former President…

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Leah Rabin and Yitzhak Rabin smile at each other in 1948.

Leah Rabin Passes Away

November 12, 2000 Leah Rabin, peace advocate and widow of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, passes away at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikvah after a battle with cancer. Rabin was 72 and had suffered a mild heart attack days before her passing. Rabin’s death came a week after the country marked the fifth…

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Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin Is Assassinated

November 4, 1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who played a prominent role in virtually all of Israel’s history, is assassinated at a peace rally held in Tel Aviv. Rabin was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and from 1992 until his assassination. Born in Palestine, serving in the…

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Celebration after the peace treaty is signed between Israel and Jordan in 1994

Israel and Jordan Sign Peace Treaty

October 26, 1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Jordanian King Hussein sign a peace treaty at the Wadi Araba Border Crossing between Eilat, Israel and Aqaba, Jordan. The treaty with Jordan is Israel’s second with a neighboring Arab state and the signing is attended by more than 4,500 guests and witnessed by President Clinton.…

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Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu Is Born in Tel Aviv

October 21, 1949 Benjamin Netanyahu, the ninth and current Prime Minister of Israel, is born in Tel Aviv. Although he spent a good portion of his childhood in Philadelphia, Netanyahu returned to Israel in 1967 to fulfill his service in the IDF, eventually serving in the elite Sayeret Maktal unit until 1972. Following his army…

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Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan Passes Away

October 16, 1981 Moshe Dayan, Israel’s iconic military and political leader passes away from a heart attack at the age of 66 in a Tel Aviv hospital. Dayan was born in 1915 and raised in Nahalal. During the Arab Riots of 1936-1939, Dayan joined the special Jewish police forces as well as the night squads…

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Rabin and Peres Receive Nobel Peace Prize

October 14, 1994 Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres are awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At the time, Rabin was Prime Minister of Israel and Peres was the Israeli Foreign Minister. The prize was given to them for promoting peace with then PLO Chairman, Yasser Arafat, by negotiating and signing the Oslo Accords. The Oslo Accords…

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Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir

Yitzhak Shamir Is Elected Prime Minister

October 10, 1983 Yitzhak Shamir becomes the seventh Prime Minister of Israel after Menachem Begin resigns due to health and personal issues. He forms a coalition government with Likud, the National Religious Party, Agudat Yisrael, Tami, Telem and the Tehiya (joined on 26.7.82). Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir would serve the remainder of Begin’s term, focusing…

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat shake hands in from of President Bill Clinton at the White House after signing the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement (Oslo II).

Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement Is Signed

September 28, 1995 The Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement, sometimes referred to as Oslo II, is signed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat in a ceremony at the White House. The agreement established the Palestinian Authority as an elected, self-governing body to oversee Palestinian interests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Its…

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President Moshe Katsav laying a wreath on Amichai’s casket in Jerusalem on September 24, 2000

Yehuda Amichai Passes Away

September 22, 2000 Yehuda Amichai, the Poet Laureate of Jerusalem, passes away at the age of 76 from lymphoma. Considered by many to be the most prominent modern-day Israeli poet, Amichai received awards and critical acclaim all over the world, with his poetry having been translated into over 40 languages. Born in Germany, Amichai moved…

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