Israel Military Releases Rare Yitzhak Rabin Archival Footage

Film clips released Sunday show Rabin in rare moments, including footage of him hearing that he had won the Nobel peace prize.

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Rare footage of Yitzhak Rabin - Credit: IDF Archive in the Israeli Ministry of Defence

To mark the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, the Israel Defense Forces archive and the Defense Ministry are making five rare film clips of Rabin public from his time as prime minister and earlier as IDF chief of staff.

The clips include the moment when Rabin learned that he, along with then-foreign minister Shimon Peres and Palestine Liberation Organization head Yasser Arafat, had won the Nobel peace prize following the signing of the 1994 Oslo accord, which established the Palestinian Authority.

Also among the clips is footage of a nighttime meeting in Jordan between Rabin and King Hussein; a tour that Rabin took of the Old City of Jerusalem as IDF chief of staff with Defense Minister Moshe Dayan in 1967; a visit as chief of staff with the Israel Navy; and remarks that he made in 1967, after the Six-Day War, in which he summed up the results of the war in his own words.

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