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DiedNovember 4, 1995, Tel Aviv, Israel
SpouseLeah Rabin
FactIs portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in Victory at Entebbe (1976) and Peter Finch in Raid on Entebbe (1976).

Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician and general who served as the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, after a distinguished career in the Israeli military. He was born in Jerusalem on March 1, 1922, to Nehemiah and Rosa Rabin. He had two brothers, Yosef and Nahum. Rabin’s father was a worker in the Jewish Agency, and his mother was a homemaker. Rabin’s early education was in the Hebrew Reali School in Jerusalem. He excelled in his studies and was an outstanding athlete. In 1939, he graduated from high school and began his studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rabin’s military career began in 1941, when he joined the British Army’s Jewish Brigade. He fought in the Sinai and Palestine Campaigns of World War II. In 1948, he joined the newly formed Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and took part in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. He rose through the ranks of the IDF, and served as Chief of Staff from 1964 to 1968. During this time, he oversaw the IDF’s victory in the 1967 Six-Day War.

In 1970, Rabin was elected to the Knesset as a member of the Labor Party. He served as Minister of Labor and Minister of Defense before becoming Prime Minister in 1974. As Prime Minister, Rabin oversaw the implementation of the Oslo Accords, which led to a peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. He also signed a peace treaty with Jordan. In 1995, Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing Israeli extremist.

Rabin was married to Leah Rabin. They had three children: Yuval, Dalia, and Gilad. Rabin’s net worth was estimated to be $6 million at the time of his death.

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Full NameYitzhak Rabin
DiedNovember 4, 1995, Tel Aviv, Israel
ProfessionStatesman, Military Officer
EducationStaff College, Camberley, Kadoorie Agricultural High School


SpouseLeah Rabin
ChildrenDalia Rabin-Pelossof, Yuval Rabin
ParentsRosa Rabin, Nehemiah Rabin
SiblingsRachel Rabin Yaakov


AwardsNobel Peace Prize, Time's Person of the Year

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1Awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize together with Shimon Peres and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
2Is portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in Victory at Entebbe (1976) and Peter Finch in Raid on Entebbe (1976).
3The chief of staff of the Israeli army (1964-1968)
4Rabin was also the Israeli Ambassador to the United States (1968-1973)
5Yitzhak & Leah Rabin had two children: Dalia Rabin-Pelossof (b. 19 March 1950) and Yuval Rabin (b. 18 June 1955). Dalia Rabin-Pelossof was elected to the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, in 1999 and assigned as Deputy Minister of Defense.
6Held the following position in the Israeli government: Minister of Labour (1974) & Minister of Defense (1984-1990, 1992-1995)
7Prime Minister of Israel (1974-1977, 1992-1995)



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Israel's Generals2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Larry King Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Gaza Ghetto1985Documentary
War1982TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mivtsa Yonatan1977Himself (uncredited)
Ben Gurion Remembers1972DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

The Seventies2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Israeli Prime Minister
Atlit2014Himself (uncredited)
Greatest Mysteries2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Killing the Count2014TV Mini-SeriesHimself (2014)
Matzav Ha'Uma2011TV SeriesHimself
Um-Shmum2011DocumentaryHimself, Prime Minister of Israel
War of the Gods2010DocumentaryHimself
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Itzhak Rabin)
Situation Critical2007TV Series documentaryItzak Rabin - Himself - Israeli Prime Minister
Rabin-Peres: Everything Is Personal2007TV Movie documentary
Leila Khaled: Hijacker2006DocumentaryHimself
Live and Become2005Himself (uncredited)
60 Minutes2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Israeli Premier / Himself - Defense Minister (segment "The Forgotten Hostage")
History's Mysteries: Infamous Murders2003TV Series documentaryHimself
My Terrorist2002TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Der Frieden und sein Preis - Das Vermächtnis des Alfred Nobel2001TV Short documentaryHimself - Laureate 1994
Operation Thunderbolt: Entebbe2000TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Yatzati L'Hapes Ahavah - Techef Ashuv1997DocumentaryHimself
Assassinations That Changed the World1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Memories of 1970-19911991TV Series documentaryHimself
Strike Zion!1967TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Maj. Gen. Rabin)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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