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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2014.
By United Press International

Thousands attend Rabin memorial rally

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Thousands of Israelis attended a memorial in Tel Aviv marking 18 years since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Israel remembers Yitzhak Rabin

JERUSALEM, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A state memorial ceremony in Jerusalem Sunday observed the 17th anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Rabin murder conspirator leaves prison

Rabin murder conspirator leaves prison

RAMLA, Israel, May 4 (UPI) -- Hagai Amir, who was convicted of conspiring with his brother to kill Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was released from prison Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 27, 2012.
By United Press International
Rabin's killer allowed prayer time

Rabin's killer allowed prayer time

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- An Israeli court ruled Yigal Amir, serving a life sentence for the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, should be allowed to meet with another prisoner for prayer.

Rabin assassin wants out of solitary

JERUSALEM, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Yitzhak Rabin's assassin wants to get out of solitary confinement but opposes having another prisoner put in his cell, his lawyer told Israel's Supreme Court.
Rabin's killer allowed to talk to media

Rabin's killer allowed to talk to media

JERUSALEM, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Yigal Amir, the assassin of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was allowed to talk to reporters Thursday for the first time in his 15-year imprisonment.

Peres slams interviews with Rabin's killer

JERUSALEM, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres Sunday condemned two television stations for airing interviews with the man who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 27, 2008.
By United Press International

Yitzhak Rabin remembered in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was honored Saturday in Tel Aviv on the 12th anniversary of his assassination.

Peres: Israel still on Rabin's path

JERUSALEM, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Israeli president and prime minister spoke at a ceremony Wednesday honoring Yitzhak Rabin and marking the 12th anniversary of his assassination.

Rabin grandson decries release campaign

JERUSALEM, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The grandson of slain Israeli leader Yitzhak Rabin said he finds it troubling that extreme-right activists are trying to secure the killer's release.

Campaign would free Rabin's assassin

JERUSALEM, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A right-wing Israeli group is about to begin a campaign to win the release of the man convicted of killing former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, a report says.
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Yigal Amir
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (R) talks with his Defense Minister Amir Peretz during a memorial service honoring the 11th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on November 2, 2006. Rabin was shot by Israeli assassin Yigal Amir after a peace rally in Tel Aviv on November 4, 1995. (UPI Photo/David Silverman/POOL)

Yigal Amir (Hebrew: יגאל עמיר‎, born May 23, 1970) is the Israeli assassin of Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin. The assassination took place November 4, 1995 at the conclusion of a rally in Tel Aviv. Amir is currently serving a life sentence for murder plus 14 years for conspiracy to murder Rabin on different occasions and for injuring Rabin's bodyguard, Yoram Rubin, under aggravating circumstances.

Yigal Amir was born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Herzliya, Israel. His mother, Geula, was a kindergarten teacher, and his father, Shlomo, was a sofer. Yigal Amir attended a Haredi elementary school in Herzliya and a high school yeshiva in Tel Aviv. He then joined the Israel Defense Forces as a Hesder student, combining army training in the Golani Brigade with religious study at Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh.

Amir was a law and computer science student at Bar-Ilan University and a right-wing radical who had strenuously opposed Rabin's signing of the Oslo Accords. During his studies at Bar-Ilan University, he was active in organizing protest rallies.

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