A Brief Story of Yitzhak Rabin

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1. Introduction
On the evening of November 4, 1995, it was the time to celebrate the joyfully weekend. But for the peace-loving people, particularly for the peace-loving people in Israel and Arab, it was actually a black weekend. It was precisely that evening, one of the creators of Palestinian-Israeli peace, who was known as peaceful warrior, Yitzhak Rabin, Premier of Israeli, was murdered by an assassin. The world had shocked, his imposing and heartrending life, became the focal point of the people immediately. All the peace-lovers were sorrowful for his death. They burst into tears for him, prayed for him, wished his soul to be serene in heaven.
A peace dove had been gunned down; a peace warrior was falling down with several barbaric,
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was supreme importance to balance Arab countries which had strong support from Soviet Union. He focused on solid U.S.-Israel ties. He insisted the acquisition of American arms and military equipment. He was involved in such diplomatic initiatives as the 1969 Rogers Plan, which led to a cease-fire between Israel and Egypt, and the search for a permanent agreement with Egypt.
2.6 Political Service
Joining the Labor Party of Israel in September 1973, Rabin was elected 23rd on its list for the Knesset. He was considered as a candidate for minister of defense. In March 1974, with the electoral victory of Labor, he was appointed minister of labor in Prime Minister Golda Meir’s government. However, because deficient preparation of the Agranat Commission Report in the Yom Kippur War, Meir resigned in April 1974. Rabin was elected head of the Labor Party and its candidate to take over the role of prime minister, beating Shimon Peres. Gaining a vote of confidence in the Knesset, he became prime minister on June 3, 1974.
2.7 Rabin’s First Term as Prime Minister
Rabin had very tough negotiations with Egypt and Syria over post-war interim agreements, mediated by U.S. Secretary of State Kissinger using his famous shuttle diplomacy. The second interim agreement signed with Egypt in September 1975. In this interim agreement, Israel canceled many requires, including withdrew from part of the strategic passes and the oil fields in Sinai.