Friday November 4, 2005
I've Been Thinking:
Ten years ago today Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, killed by another Israeli, a religious, Zionist, extremist.
Ten years ago, no one thought that a citizen of Israel would ever kill an Israeli prime minister.
Everyone thought that threats came only from the outside.
Today, we know better.
A recent poll shows that over 80% of Israelis believe that another political murder will happen again. And that it will happen soon.
The Rabin assassination burst the bubble. Israelis are not above or beyond bloody internal conflict.
Ten years ago, none of the early warning signs were caught.
I would hope that, today, those early markers will be seen.
I would hope that the lesson taught ten years ago has been learned.
4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Thoughts
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