“Standing here today, I wish to salute our loved ones – and past foes. I wish to salute all of them.”
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, City Hall, Oslo, Norway, Saturday 10 December 1994
Yitzhak Rabin was born on 1 March 1922. He was Israel’s fifth prime minister, serving two terms in office, from 1974 to 1977 and again from 1992 until his assassination on 4 November 1995 by a right-wing Israeli radical allegedly opposed to Rabin’s signing of the Oslo Accords (the Declaration of Principles).
There were two internationally critical events during Rabin’s second term: the Declaration of Principles with the Palestinians and the peace treaty with Jordan. Rabin led all key negotiations with the Palestinians and the Declaration of ...