Who Killed Yitzhak Rabin?

By Charles S. Liebman

Am Oved, Yitzhak Rabin Center, 1998

The author discusses the religious and political forces that contributed to the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and argues for the importance of distinguishing between two charges: that religious circles were complicit in Rabin's murder and the charge that, whereas all Israeli Jews were in some way responsible, the religious sector, the national-religious sector or the right wing shared a greater degree of responsibility. Ultimately, he fails to agree with either statement, arguing that the Jewish underground's activity, the murders committed by Baruch Goldstein and the extremist rhetoric which the leaders of the religious right condoned, is only remotely connected to the assassination of Rabin.

Topic: Political Behavior, Orthodox Judaism, Violence, Ideology, Crime, Religion, Politics, Values, Nationalism

Name of Publication: Retzah Politi: Retzah Rabin uretzihot Politiyot Bamizrah Hatikhon (Political Assassination: the Murder of Rabin and Political Assassinations in the Middle East)

Editor: Liebman, Charles S.

Page Number(s): 69-89

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Author

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Bibliographic Information:
Liebman, Charles S. Who Killed Yitzhak Rabin?. Retzah Politi: Retzah Rabin uretzihot Politiyot Bamizrah Hatikhon (Political Assassination: the Murder of Rabin and Political Assassinations in the Middle East). Am Oved,Yitzhak Rabin Center. 1998: 69-89. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11957


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