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November 4th 1995: Kings of Israel Square Tel Aviv 9.35 p.m. As the stricken Israeli prime-minister Yitzhak Rabin is rushed to hospital few people are in any doubt over the reason for the attempt on his life. In the minds of many he had practically signed his own death warrant two years earlier ... He shakes hands with Yasser Arafat. Infamous Assassinations: Yitzhak Rabin
This apparent reconciliation infuriates Israeli right-wing extremists. ibid.
A fanatical young law student named Yigal Amir is determined to be his executioner. ibid.
May 14th 1948 Jerusalem: the Jews led by David Ben-Gurion are absolutely determined to form their own separate state. And after the last British forces have pulled out they do just that. But the Palestinian Arabs refused to recognise the new state of Israel, and the new violence escalates into all-out war. ibid.
The Yom Kippur War: the war starts on October 6th 1973 the Jewish Day of Atonement with Syria and Egypt launching a surprise attack on Israel. Three weeks later the war is over. ibid.
He takes a harsh line with Palestinians in the occupied territories when they mount demonstrations against the Israeli authorities, ordering his troops to ‘break their bones’. ibid.
It is one of the worst crimes that we as a Jewish people have ever known in our history. Shimon Peres
He was shot dead just over 24 hours ago by a Jewish extremist shortly after addressing a peace rally. BBC News report: Yitzhak Rabin Assassination, BBC 1995
He [assassin] said he planned to kill Mr Peres as well. ibid.