Clinton encourages Israelis to carry on legacy of Rabin 20 years after assassination

Clinton encourages Israelis to carry on legacy of Rabin 20 years after assassination
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Tens of thousands of Israelis have gathered together in Tel Aviv to mark the twentieth anniversary of the assassination of Israeli prime minister

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Tens of thousands of Israelis have gathered together in Tel Aviv to mark the twentieth anniversary of the assassination of Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin.

The ceremony was held at Rabin Square, where the leader was gunned down and which was later named in his honour.

Former US president Bill Clinton spoke to the crowd behind bullet-proof glass:

“All of you now must decide, when you leave here and the beautiful music and moving films and stunning story of his life, how to finish his legacy. For the last chapter must be written by the people he gave his life to save and to nourish.”

Current US President, Barack Obama also addressed the crowd in a video message and said of Rabin that “a bullet can take a man’s life but his spirit, his dream for peace will never die.”

Speakers and demonstrators took aim at the hardline policies of current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The rally to remember Rabin is held annually.

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