Yitzhak Rabin

  • Issue: September 2005
  • Designer: Zvika Roitman
  • Stamp Size: 30.8 mm x 30.8 mm
  • Plate no.: 605 (2 phosphor bars)
  • Sheet of 9 stamps Tabs: 3
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: offset

On November 4, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was gunned down by a Jewish assassin. The assassination took place at the conclusion of a public rally whose call was "Yes to Peace - No to Violence", and at the height of a charged political debate over the direction and the future of the State of Israel, a struggle that was characterized by incitement against the Prime Minister and his policies. The assassin murdered the Prime Minister, harmed the peace process and undermined the foundation of the state as a democratic society.

The Yitzhak Rabin Center was established by law in 1997 to commemorate the life and achievements of Yitzhak Rabin, and to examine the lessons, circumstances and implications of his assassination.

The Yitzhak Rabin Center includes:

The Museum: The museum will present the history of Israeli society and Israeli democracy through visual and interactive exhibits. The exhibits will focus on central events that prevailed in Israeli society from the 1920's up to the assassination. Yitzhak Rabin's life story will serve as the connecting thread between the different exhibits. The museum narrative ends with the sense of mourning, shock and loss that prevailed following the assassination.

The Archives: The Rabin Center Archives, as part of the Israel State Archives, document the political and military endeavors of Yitzhak Rabin. The Archives also house material relating to Yitzhak Rabin's personal life, as well as a vast amount of material documenting the atmosphere that prevailed in Israel before and after the assassination.

Events Department: The Events Department produces the annual rally commemorating the assassination at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv. The department also provides resources for memorial ceremonies held at schools, youth movements, the Israel Defense Forces and municipal councils.

Education Department: The Rabin Center's educational programs focus on two main areas: the Rabin legacy and the importance of democratic governance. These programs encourage social activism in all segments of Israeli society, including among Jews and Arabs, and veteran citizens and new immigrants.

The Yitzhak Rabin Center was designed by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie, and is located on a hill overlooking Rokach Boulevard and Hayarkon Park in Tel Aviv, adjacent to the Palmach Museum and the Eretz Israel Museum.

The Yitzhak Rabin Center

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Yitzhak Rabin Center