Updated: May 6, 2021
You probably know that Yitzhak Rabin’s military career was vast and spanned over nearly 30 years, where he climbed up through the ranks, from a young cadet in the Palmah, up to the Chief of the General Staff.
You most likely know that after making the switch to politics, Rabin’s views and actions were highly controversial in those days, and many people considered his waving of lands and deals with Israel’s enemies’ acts of treason.
On November 4, 1995, during a peace rally in Tel Aviv, Yigal Amir shot and killed Rabin on his way to his car. Rabin, one of Israel’s three Nobel Peace Prize laureates, is buried in Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
But did you know that Yitzhak Rabin originally wanted to become an irrigation engineer?
Or that when the Hammas was formed, he tried to secretly help them overtake the PLO?
Another fact that not many know or remember, is that when Rabin was Prime Minister in 1977, he had to resign from office because of his wife’s bank account in the United States.