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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:44 PM

Thousands of Israelis mark 17th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabinís assassination

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"Thousands of Israelis are gathering at the Tel Aviv square where Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated to mark the 17th anniversary of the former prime ministerís death and remember his call for peace.

Rabin was gunned down on Nov. 4, 1995 by a Jewish extremist who opposed his policy of trading land with the Palestinians for peace.

Rabinís government negotiated the first interim peace accord with the Palestinians in 1993. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.

Saturday nightís rally at the square that bears Rabinís name has become an annual pilgrimage for many Israelis to pay tribute to the slain leader. Participants held candles and waved Israeli flags. Others carried aloft banners calling for protecting democracy."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/thousands-of-israelis-mark-17th-anniversary-of-prime-minister-yitzhak-rabins-assassination/2012/10/27/820b3d6a-206c-11e2-8817-41b9a7aaabc7_story.html

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Reply Thousands of Israelis mark 17th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabinís assassination (Original post)
Scurrilous Oct 2012 OP
oberliner Oct 2012 #1
MADem Oct 2012 #2
Violet_Crumble Oct 2012 #3
MADem Oct 2012 #5
Violet_Crumble Oct 2012 #4
Scurrilous Oct 2012 #6
azurnoir Oct 2012 #7
oberliner Oct 2012 #8
azurnoir Oct 2012 #10
oberliner Oct 2012 #12
azurnoir Oct 2012 #13
oberliner Oct 2012 #14
azurnoir Oct 2012 #15
oberliner Oct 2012 #19
azurnoir Oct 2012 #20
oberliner Oct 2012 #22
LeftishBrit Oct 2012 #9
King_David Oct 2012 #11
Ken Burch Oct 2012 #16
aranthus Oct 2012 #18
LeftishBrit Oct 2012 #21
Alamuti Lotus Oct 2012 #17

Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:55 PM

1. Beautiful - thank you so much for posting

Brought a tear to my eye, and, no doubt, to yours.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:58 PM

2. Time is flying by too fast. I remember this like it was yesterday.

I remember how everyone thought initially that the assassin was Palestinian or from another Arab country, disguised as a religious Jew, then were shocked to learn that it wasn't a disguise. That killer is doing a life term, but he's managed to get married and have a kid from behind bars.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:19 PM

3. I know what you mean about time flying by too fast...

I don't have a clear memory of him being assassinated because the mid-90's was a total blur of raising a toddler and not really engaging in anything that happened anywhere but in my own backyard. Anyway, there's something abjectly unfair about his murderer being married and having kids, imo...

I was reading an interesting book about Rabin a while back. It started with the leadup to the rally where he was murdered and his fear of singing up to seconds just before he was murdered, and then went back and through his life. He was an interesting guy, and it was a warts and all picture of him. It's by Dan Kurzman if anyone's interested in reading it...

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:32 PM

5. I think I will put that book on my list, thanks! nt

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 05:19 PM

4. Welcome back, Scurry!

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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:26 PM

6. Hi Violet!

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:17 AM

7. His murder was a loss to the world and to Israel

I remember back on DU2 reading snide reminders of Rabin's fate back when there was still talk of a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel, doesn't seem to be much of a problem these days though for some reason

welcome back

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:59 AM

8. You remember reading "snide reminders of Rabin's fate" ?

What the heck are you talking about?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 01:58 PM

10. well thank you it was the reply I expected

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:02 PM

12. Huh?

What were the remarks?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:09 PM

13. I was plain enough

when I posted my comment I knew what would be said and by who most likely would be saying it, I was on the money so to speak with both considering the exchange here

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113419728#post3

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:57 PM

14. Huh?

What was the remark?

I'm not seeing it at that link.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:27 PM

15. well I'm sorry if you can't understand

I really don't think it could be more self explanatory if you follow the subthread

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 06:22 PM

19. Still waiting for the link...

Just PM me when you've found it.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #19)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 06:26 PM

20. I did not think it required but will attempt it right after

you get back us about reports of Moshe Feiglin running for head of Likud being "wrong" and give us the correct facts and figures for that?

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 08:31 PM

22. Great, thanks

I'm sure there are many others waiting with bated breath.

Sarcasm.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:12 AM

9. Thanks for posting.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2012, 03:10 PM

11. Thank you very much for posting this. nt

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:10 PM

16. The best tribute Israel could pay to Rabin's memory

Would be to STOP voting for the parties(especially the new Likud-Beitenyu abomination)that devote themselves to doing nothing but trying to prevent Rabin's dream of peace from ever happening.

Rabin knew the iron fist could never work again. He was right then-he's right now.

Vote out all the hawks-Likud-Beitenyu AND Kadima...and put in a government that will defend Israelis by ENDING the Occupation and the insane war.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:15 PM

18. You're not wrong. n/t

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 06:38 PM

21. Agree.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 01:21 AM

17. "we will break their bones"

 

Somehow that part of his career is always left off of these fawning, revisionist eulogies. That pivotal aspect of his legacy, of course, is alive and well.

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