The Site of Rabin’s Assassination
November 4th, 1995 was Saturday night.
We were on our way back from my in-laws.
The radio was playing a program in memory of Freddie Mercury.
The news flashes were reporting the crowds gathering for the big rally in support of the peace process.
Songs were sung.
It seemed to be a very successful event.
Three shots were heard.
The news broke.
An hour later the PM spokesman spoke.
A young brave officer, in the war of independence.
The mastermind of the Six-Day War.
The statemen who made a controversial peace offer to the Palestinians
One of Israel’s most popular leaders.
Was shot dead, by another Jew.
יהי זכרו ברוך (May his memory be blessed)
Touring Rabin’s Assassination Site
Rabin was shot next to Tel-Aviv’s municipality building, on Ibn Gabirol Street 69. A memorial presents where each person stood at the moment of the first shot.
A visit to Rabin’s Assassination site can be combined with a guided day tour of Jaffa and Tel-Aviv.