Sunday, October 13, 2013

Our dove of peace in the Rabin Neighborhood

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Here's my grandson Dean under the wings of a white dove.
The statue is in a roundabout in Meitar's Rabin Neighborhood.
At the base are the famous words Shalom chaver (Goodbye friend) with which President Clinton ended his eulogy at the funeral of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.


Last night some 33,000 young people, members of Israel's youth movements, gathered in  Tel Aviv to mark 18 years since the assassination.
The ceremony, titled “Remembering the murder, fighting for democracy,” was held at Rabin Square, where Rabin was shot during a peace rally on November 4, 1995 by a right-wing Israeli extremist.

A 2-minute video from last night's rally is in the Jerusalem Post  and another article is in The Times of Israel.
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6 comments:

Hels said...

What a national tragedy. Yitzchak Rabin was a fine human being, political leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner; Yigal Amir was a brutal murderer.

I hope the memorials continue, even when a young generation grows up who won't remember Rabin.

Dina said...

Helen, many TV commentators observed that most of the people at the rally on Saturday night were not yet born when Rabin was killed.

VP said...

A great soldier and a man of peace...

Spiderdama said...

I remember..

Kay said...

How wonderful to have the kids with you now. I'm so happy for you.

William Kendall said...

Eighteen years, already. Wow...

He was an extraordinary man.