Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day Date in the current year: November 13, 2016

Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Day On the 12th day of the Hebrew month of Heshvan Yitzhak Rabin memorial day is officially commemorated in Israel. Yitzhak Rabin was Prime Minister of Israel assassinated in 1995.

While serving as Prime Minister, Rabin made much effort to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict. He was even awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the signing of the Oslo Accords. Sadly, the Oslo Accords also are the reason he was murdered.

On 4 November 1995 Yitzhak Rabin attended a mass rally in Tel-Aviv, held in support of these accords. Yuigal Amir, a radical right-wing Orthodox Jew, fired three shots at Rabin. He later explained his actions saying that he wanted to protect the Israeli people from the Oslo agreements. Rabin bled to death less than 40 minutes after he had been shot.

Yitzhak Rabin memorial day commemorates the anniversary of the assassination of Rabin according to the Hebrew calendar. It occurs on the 12th of Heshvan. November 4, the date according to the Gregorian calendar, is still widely followed, if unofficial.

On Heshvan 12 public ceremonies take place at the Rabin Square (formerly Kings of Israel Square), where Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, and at the cemetery on Mount Herzl, where he is buried.

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