Last Updated on December 30, 2021
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.
1. Yitzhak Rabin Education
In 1937, Yitzhak Rabin enrolled at Kadoorie Agricultural High School 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 Binyamin 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.