Yitzhak Rabin

  • Birth

    Yitzhak tRabin was born in Jerusalem on 1 March 1922, to Nehemiah and Rosa Rabin, immigrants from the Third Aliyah.
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    The Tel Aviv Beit Hinuch Leyaldei Ovdim

    Rabin started his studies in the Tel Aviv Beit Hinuch Leyaldei Ovdim in 1928 and completed his studies there in 1935. The school taught the children agriculture as well as Zionism. Rabin mostly received good marks in school, but he was so shy that few people knew he was intelligent.
  • Haganah

    In 1936 at the age of 14, Rabin joined the Haganah and received his first military training, learning how to use a pistol and stand guard.
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    In 1941, during his practical training at kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, Rabin joined the newly formed Palmach section of the Haganah. In the Black Shabbat, a massive British operation, Rabin was arrested and detained for five months. he became the commander of the second Palmach battalion and rose to the position of Chief Operations Officer of the Palmach in October 1947.
  • Marriage

    Rabin married Leah Schlossberg during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Leah Rabin was working at the time as a reporter for a Palmach newspaper. They had two children, Dalia (born 19 March 1950) and Yuval (born 18 June 1955).
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    During the War of Isreal's Independence in 1948, Rabin directed Israeli operations in Jerusalem and fought the Egyptian army in the Negev. During the the first truce he led the attack by the IDF against the Irgun (Etzel) on the beach of Tel Aviv as part of the Altalena Affair. In 1964 he was appointed chief of staff of the IDF. Under his command, the IDF achieved victory over Egypt, Syria and Jordan in the Six-Day War in 1967.
  • Chief of staff in the Six Days War

    Chief of staff in the Six Days War
    On June 5th 1967 Israel launched a series of airstrikes against Egyptian airfields. The Egyptians were caught by surprise, and nearly the entire Egyptian air force was destroyed with few Israeli losses, giving the Israelis air supremacy. During the war, israel occupied east Jerusalem, the west bank, golan heights, gaza strip and sini peninsula.
  • First term as Prime Minister

    First term as Prime Minister
    Following Golda Meir's resignation in April 1974, Rabin was elected the labor party leader and on 3 June 1974 he become the prime ministr of israel.In foreign policy, the major development at the beginning of Rabin's term was the Sinai Interim Agreement between Israel and Egypt, signed on 1 September 1975. Operation Entebbe was perhaps the most dramatic event during Rabin's first term of office.
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    Second term as Prime Minister

    Rabin was elected as Prime Minister in 13 June 1992 and formed the first Labor-led government in fifteen years, supported by a coalition with Meretz, a left wing party, and Shas, a Mizrahi ultra-orthodox religious party
  • Assassination

    On the evening of 4 November 1995, Rabin was assassinated by Yigal Amir, a right-wing extremist who opposed the signing of the Oslo Accords. Rabin had been attending a mass rally at the Kings of Israel Square (now Rabin Square) in Tel Aviv, held in support of the Oslo Accords. When the rally ended, Amir fired three shots at Rabin with a semi-automatic pistol. Rabin was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died on the operating table.