Israel’s far-right government seen through the lens of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination
25 January 2023 | 2:25 pm
In November of 1995, a Jewish extremist murdered Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, marking a turning point in the country's history. For some, Rabin's assassination partially catalysed the death of a certain path towards peace with Palestinians and a sense of unity among Israelis.
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