Itzhak Rabin Monument

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Itzhak Rabin Monument is a monument with great historical significance. This is the exact area where the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 04, 1995 during a peace rally. In the monument, one would see the stairs where he was walking down with the assassin leading to the roof where the amateur video was acquired.

After the death of the Israeli Prime Minister, numerous people, especially the youth, were shocked by the event. As a result, the people filled graffiti in the nearby wall. In fact, some of the graffiti was preserved under a glass covering.

In the Monument, tributes were given by leaders around the world, including Arabs, who continued to pledge to end ethnic and religious war in the Middle East regardless of the assassination of the Prime Minister Rabin.

The Prime Minister took a part in the making of the Oslo Accords, together with Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1994. The making of the Oslo Accords caused the division of the Israeli’s society.  Rabin was therefore viewed in two aspects. Some people see him as a hero for spreading peace. While, others see him as a traitor who just give away the lands that supposedly belongs to the Israelites.

Whether a hero or a traitor, one thing is for sure, that Rabin has definitely contributed a lot in Israel’s history. Itzhak Rabin Monument, will simply remind the people that some years ago, a faithful leader was born to protect the Israeli people.

The square or the place he was assassinated is now a popular landmark in Tel Aviv located at the edge of the City Hall building and several outdoor cafes on the Ibn Gvirol. The place remains lively until late at night.

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