It's precisely BECAUSE he "embodied Israel's secret dreams" ("secret" is superfluous) that Israel remembers - and wants to go on being reminded of - Rabin. He would never have done what he did without Peres and the public would never have allowed Peres to go to half that distance if not for Rabin. The reason they've named half the country after Rabin is because he was assassinated.
U.S. Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher North Korea sanctions (Reuters)
from the article: The Rabin state