(October 28, 2020 / JNS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a wreath on the grave of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of his assassination.
“This year, too, we are marking the day of remembrance, despite the state of emergency in which we find ourselves, despite the restrictions the coronavirus imposes on us,” said Rivlin, according to a statement from his office.
“We are determined to mark this important day because these memorial ceremonies are links in the chain that binds us to our people that connect us to ourselves, to our history and to our roots,” he continued.
“Insisting on holding this day of remembrance is our way of declaring that the memory of Yitzhak Rabin belongs to us, to us all,” he concluded.
Rabin was murdered by Bar-Ilan University law student and right-wing activist Yigal Amir on Nov. 4, 1995, during a rally in Tel Aviv.
The rally was held to celebrate the Oslo Accords and peace process between the Israeli government and PLO chief Yasser Arafat, which was brokered by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
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