Yigal Amir's vision for Israel — no Arabs, no peace, a state from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River — is now policy. Yitzhak Rabin's true legacy, meanwhile, is the weekly protests outside the attorney general's home
Benjamin Netanyahu didn't lead the incitement against Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, extremist rabbis did.
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.