AG Orders State to Recognize Marriage of Rabin Assassin Yigal Amir

Mazuz orders Interior Ministry to register Yigal Amir and Larissa Trimbobler as a married couple.

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz has ordered the Interior Ministry to register Yitzhak Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir and Larissa Trimbobler as a married couple, the State Prosecution told the High Court of Justice on Sunday in response to a petition filed by Trimbobler.

The decision to recognize the marriage of Amir is expected to rekindle Amir and Trimbobler's struggle with the Prison Authority to enable them to hold conjugal visits, a request previously rejected.

The petition was submitted a month and a half ago after the Interior Ministry refused to register Amir and Trimbobler as a married couple, despite the fact that the Jerusalem Rabbinical Court decided in July 2005 to approve their marriage by messenger in September 2005.

The Justice Ministry has defined Amir's marriage as "problematic" because according to a past ruling, a marriage ceremony not conducted in the presence of a rabbi from the Chief Rabbinate is unrecognized.