Yitzhak Rabin – Prime Minister of Israel

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Last Updated on October 21, 2018

5 facts about Yitzhak Rabin – Prime Minister of Israel

The anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination is November 4th on the Gregorian calendar which coincides with the 12th of Marcheshvan on the  Hebrew calendar.

 israel coat of arms yitzhak rabin1. Yitzhak Rabin Education

In 1937, Yitzhak Rabin enrolled at  Kadoorie Agricultural High Schoo where  he excelled in a number of subjects.  He disliked studying English as it was the language of the British “enemy.”

2. Head of Israel’s Labour Party

Rabin was elected Labour party leader, after he defeated Shimon Peres. There was a fierce rivalry between Peres and Rabin which continued for two decades for the leadership role, and even for who deserved credit for government achievements.

3. Rabin the Prime Minister

Rabin  held the office of prime minister twice. He first served from 1974 to 1977 as the fifth Prime Minister of Israel when he succeeded Golda Meir after her resignation and then again in 1992 until his assignation by Yigal Amir in 1995.



4. Operation Entebbe

During Rabin’s first term of office he issued orders to the IDF to performed a long-range undercover raid to rescue passengers in Uganda in Operation Entebbe.It was during this operation that Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s brother, Yoni was killed.  Ehud Barak was also a key architect of  Operation Entebbe in June 1976.

5. Yitzhak Rabin Nobel Peace Prize

He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Shimon Peres and Yassar Arafat in 1994.






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