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Opinion | Less accusations, more apologies: a new spirit for Rabin's assembly Israel today


Over the years, those who clouded the atmosphere of the memorial ceremonies were quite a few of his associates.

It is so strange: the day of remembrance for the murder of the late Yitzhak Rabin - and in the headlines of these days stars, not in his favor, the late Shimon Peres, Rabin's former rival.

26 years after his assassination, and Rabin's figure was not stained, not blurred.

To their surprise, no new revelations emerged about his personality.

However, those who clouded the atmosphere of the memorial ceremonies were some of his associates, even some of his family.

And politicians as well.

not everyone.

If the intention of the organizers of the memorial rallies was to try and mend the rifts, in the midst of a mass gathering in the square, then in contrast there were those who actually sought to divide the camps, to deepen the gap, to ignite the disagreements.

That was not their intention, but the result is undeniable.

There were those who were excluded from memorial rallies, such as members of religious Zionism, even though they sought to attend memorial events.

They approached the square because the conscience might torment them and others.

Only a few who are not with the leftist camp were asked to speak in the square.

But political leaders were not called to speak.

At the time, I suggested that Prime Minister Netanyahu, as alleged by his opponents as inciting, speak at the memorial assembly.

Even the late Eitan Haber, Rabin's loyal aide and one who informed the nation of his death, responded positively to this initiative. In vain. After the assassination, Israel needed a healing period followed by recovery from extremism. It is worthwhile to mark a starting point for an improved, revised chapter of an operation to heal tears, without giving up positions.

And these are the obvious steps: if only the speakers skimp on accusations, if only calls for reconciliation are heard, if only those who think they have sinned are apologized, if MKs act as civilians, if a state memorial class is not tainted by politics - only then will there be another chance for another spirit to return. The memory.

According to the mikveh, a spirit of sincere communion with the horrific act of assassinating the prime minister will return.

If this process is indeed opened, which will not stand in the way of blurring and repression, it will be possible to liken it to "repentance," albeit in a different version from the religious practice.

Without delving into the daily life of the Rabin family, it is appropriate that the descendants of the late Leah and Yitzhak be rescued for the reconciliation mission, which we define as a "national mission." That it will be at the end of the month, and is the last for the coming years, will again this time be a routine sign of the maintenance of the partitions between the camps.

Perhaps agreement will be reached because it is also possible otherwise.

And these things, are said only in memory and honor of Yitzhak Rabin.

Source: israelhayom

All news articles on 2021-10-17

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