Remembering Yitzhak Rabin, 20 Years Later

Yitzakh Rabin signing the guest book at Beilinson Hospital, soon to be renamed the Rabin Medical Center
Yitzhak Rabin signing the guest book at Beilinson Hospital, soon to be renamed the Rabin Medical Center

Today, November 4th 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israel’s 5th Prime Minister. Years later his name and memory are still held as a symbol for peace within Israel and worldwide.

American Friends of Rabin Medical Center is pleased that Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy is upheld in the hospital’s strong mission as a bridge to peace. We regularly receive updates from the hospital’s doctors telling us how Israeli Arabs and Jewish doctors work hand in hand to provide the diversity of patients from different religious and ethnic backgrounds, the same level of attention and care regardless of their origin, beliefs and practices. We have been told of the recent heroic work of Rabin Medical Center in aiding Syrian refugees in need of medical attention and of the numerous victims of recent terror attacks that have been treated.

 As President Bill Clinton shared, “The Rabin Medical Center has had a long and distinguished history of providing care to the people of Israel and beyond. By supporting the medical center and its commitment to “humanity without borders,” you are helping ensure that first-rate medical care continues to be available to all those in need, regardless of background.”

 Later this month, on November 23rd 2015, we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center. We will be joined by members of the Rabin family as we continue to raise funds and awareness for the incredible work of this world class facility situated in Greater Tel Aviv, Israel. For more information on our upcoming gala click HERE or to make a donation in support of the Rabin Medical Center please visit HERE

Masha Leon, of the Forward, shares her memories of the last time she saw Yitzhak Rabin, with his wife at a New York fundraiser, just 11 days before his assassination. For more on the article click HERE

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