Rabin Square, Tel Aviv-Yafo

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    Rabin square

    by mindcrime Written Jan 29, 2014

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    The large square in front of the City Hall is Rabin square (kikar Rabin). There were only a few people here and there but this is a popular spot for political rallies, demonstrations and parades. We were there a few days before the local elections so at one side of the square there was a huge kiosk (pic 5) dedicated to one of the candidates. The square houses the ugly building of the City Hall but sooner or later a huge renovation is plan will take place on it.

    The square houses a memorial sculpture (made by Yigal Tumarkin) that commemorates the Holocaust.
    There’s also a memorial (at the NE corner) on the spot where the prime minister Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995) assassinated by a rightwing israeli, the previous year Rabin won the Nobel Peace prize along with Yasser Arafat.

    The ugly structure of the City Hall lies on the north side of the square (it was built in the 60s by the architect Menachem Cohen)

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    Rabin Square

    by Gili_S Updated Jan 2, 2011

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    This is the large and famous Rabin Square in Tel-Aviv, it is by the city hall, nice place to take a break in the warm spring sunshine. Lots of demonstrations are held here, many demonstrations against war and supporting the peace was held here, in one of them, the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin got shot and murdered by a Jewish extremist. Since then, lots of people lost the hope for peace in the Middle East.

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    Visit the Itzhak Rabin Memorial

    by WStat Updated May 10, 2008

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    On this place prime minister Itzhak Rabin was murdered on november 4 1995 "in the name of God".
    The murderer - a jewish student of the Torah - was convicted to life prison; yet it is a surprising sign of Israels democracy, that he was allowed to get married in prison. Now he has appealed to the High Court for enabling him to sire a child with his wife. The appeal is still undecided and heavily discussed in Israels public.

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    Rabin Square

    by edvin_br Updated Mar 28, 2008

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    The square, called after Yitzhak Rabin, one of the countries greatest leaders who was killed at the location in November 4th 1995 after a peace rally. A memorial monument is located at the north-east part of the sqaure, behind the large city hall.
    The city hall building is not the most desirable peace of architecture but its also became a symbol of the city center and its hard to imagine the sqaure without it.
    Many historical events were held at the square, including large political events, celebration of sports winnings and love parades.

    The city hall Yitzhak Rabon memorial Holocaust memorial General view of the square

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    Rabin Square

    by ophiro Updated Jun 8, 2007

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    This is the place where our prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered on november 4 1995.

    There is a memorial for Rabin here on the square.

    Rabin was Israel's 5th prime minister.

    The square called "kings of israel square" before Rabin Square.

    Rabin's monument

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    Yitzak Rabin Memorial

    by jadedmuse Updated Jun 26, 2005

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    It took three visits to Israel for me to finally pay my respects to Prime Minister Rabin, I'm ashamed to say. Thanks to Sharon, we made a point to go to Rabin Square (named after him posthumously) one evening, which made the memorial seem that much more haunting under a cold night sky. It was hard to hold back the tears.

    Yitzak Rabin won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his participation in the Oslo Accords and for his tireless work and vision toward a rapprochement with the Palestinians. Contrary to what some mistakenly believe, Yitzak Rabin was not killed by a Palestinian - he was assassinated in November of 1995 by a radical Israeli dissident - which in some ways makes this senseless death even more tragic.

    The legend on the memorial stone reads "Peace Shall Be His Legacy".

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    The Place Where Yitzhak Rabin was Murdered

    by sam-c Updated Oct 26, 2004

    You saw it on TV but you can not feel what you
    feel when you come here. Most Tourists visit here. Yitzhak Rabin Twice Prime Minister of Israel. Defence Minister. Commander in Chief
    Six Day War was Murdered here on this spot
    4th November 1995 by a Religous Student
    from Bar-Ilan University. That Saturday night there was a Rally saying "Yes to Peace , No to Violence". After three years of incitement against contraversial Oslo Agreements with
    PLO Chief Arafat.
    Go up stairs and read Last speech in Hebrew
    English or Arabic.
    May his Legacy for Peace Come True.

    Monument Earthquake at Site
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    The place where peace was killed

    by Nathalie_B Written Apr 10, 2004

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    It used to be called Square of Kings of Israel until the November 4th 1995. On this day the Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered by an Israeli fanatic. None of us will ever forget this day, neither we'll forget the man who got us so close to the peace in the Middle East.
    Right after the murder people started writing on the walls about their pain and tears. And somebody simply wrote "Rabin Square". Few days later the Square was officialy named after the greatest Peace Maker of Israel

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    In Memory of Itzhak Rabin

    by Sharon Written Apr 8, 2003

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    Thats the monument for the memory of Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin. It was built in the center of Tel Aviv exactly at the point where he was assassinated.
    After the huge peace demonstration where he was making a peace speech.
    After that assassinating the\y have changed the name of this big Square name to Rabin Square.

    For the Memory of Itzhak Rabin

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    Rabin Square

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 19, 2012

    This square in front of the Tel Aviv City hall, is the site where Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995.

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