The impasse Israel finds itself in today mirrors the limits of its prime minister’s imagination.
Yigal Amir is a true son of the cultish, flattened and nationalist Judaism which has colonized traditional Jewish thought in Israel. He may die in prison – but savoring ‘his’ Judaism’s triumph.
Dan Ephron’s 'Killing a King' toggles between Yitzhak Rabin’s attempts to forge peace and Yigal Amir’s plans to murder him for it. It is also the best book in English on the assassination.
While one Israel lost a leader, the other spawned his killer.
'May my right hand wither if I ever sign a pardon for this cursed man,' Rivlin says about Yigal Amir, at event marking 20th anniversary of murder.
The late Herz Frank won high praise around the world for his films, but didn't get noticed in his adopted home of Israel until he touched a taboo subject.
Not only was there no applause when Benjamin Netanyahu entered – an uncomfortable silence engulfed the room. No one booed him, but no one stood up to honor him.
Even a hawk like PM Benjamin Netanyahu seems to believe that instituting the death penalty for terrorist acts would be a mistake.
If you hoped to find out why a married mother of four fell in love with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, the film 'Beyond the Fear' will not leave you any wiser. But the controversial documentary about Amir, his wife and son, has other lessons.
Israel continues to deny the political nature of the assassination of Israel's prime minister by Yigal Rabin.