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DiedNovember 12, 2000, Petah Tikva, Israel
FactWife of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Leah Rabin (née Schwartzberg; September 9, 1928 – November 11, 2000) was an Israeli politician who served as the eighth Prime Minister of Israel from 1974 to 1977. She was the first and only woman to hold the office.

Born in Kraków, Poland, Rabin moved to Mandatory Palestine with her family in 1934. She studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and worked as a journalist for Davar, the newspaper of the Histadrut trade union federation. She married Yitzhak Rabin in 1948, with whom she had two children.

Rabin entered politics in 1968, when she was elected to the Knesset as a member of the Labor Party. She served in a number of ministerial posts in the 1970s, including Minister of Labor and Minister of Information. In 1974, she was elected as Prime Minister following the resignation of Golda Meir.

As Prime Minister, Rabin oversaw the conclusion of the Sinai Disengagement Agreement with Egypt in 1975. She also worked towards achieving a peace agreement with Syria, although these efforts ultimately failed. In 1976, she was instrumental in the rescue of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda.

Rabin’s premiership ended in 1977, when she lost the Labor Party leadership election to Shimon Peres. She remained in the Knesset until 1992, after which she retired from politics. Rabin died of cancer in 2000.

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Full NameLeah Rabin
DiedNovember 12, 2000, Petah Tikva, Israel

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