At a state ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, his daughter Dalia warned that the current atmosphere of incitement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could lead to a similar result.
“I thought the darkness that had fallen on the family would bring unity of purpose and an understanding that the shots fired in the square were a challenge to democracy. Since then, I’ve witnessed rivers of deep, dark hatred spreading throughout public discourse. And this fire, which consumes all the good in its path, is fueled by unbridled incitement, the same incitement that created the impression that it was allowed and possible to shoot a prime minister,” said Dalia Rabin-Pelossof, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
Rabin was assassinated in Tel Aviv by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir following a rally in support of the Oslo Accords on Nov. 4, 1995.
Bill Clinton to speak at Rabin memorial rally in Tel Aviv
Former US President Bill Clinton will speak at a Tel Aviv rally marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
The rally on Saturday night, at the square that now bears Rabin’s name, will cap a week of commemorative events in Israel, including a state ceremony at Mount Herzl and a special Knesset session.