Monument to Yitzhak Rabin (Rabin Square)
I still remember seeing the events on TV but somehow it gives you a different feeling to visit here.
This is a large square in Tel-Aviv where many demonstrations are held against war and supporting the peace, and it was in one of them, on November 4th 1995, that the Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish Religous Student
from Bar-Ilan University.
Right after the murder people started writing on the walls about their pain and tears and somebody simply wrote "Rabin Square". A few days later the Square was renamed from "Kikar Malchei Israel" (Kings of Israel Square) to Rabin Square.
A monument was built exactly at the point where he was assassinated. The legend on the memorial stone reads "Peace Shall Be His Legacy". [more ]
Rabin Square is THE place to see events and gatherings in Tel Aviv. Not only does it hold planned events like fireworks on Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) but it's also the favorite meeting place for random "happenings" organized by youths in the city. I've attached a picture of happening I came across one day honoring a famous Israeli comic artist. His famous character is the yellow duck, thus the releasing of hundreds of yellow balloons.
The square is also historicallyimportnat as it's the location that the famous Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995. The square was renamed in his honor after his death.
They have just begun renovations on the square and the large City Hall building that sits on the northern edge of the space. Soon it'll be transformed into a modern gem!
It is located next to Ibn Gabirol Street on the east and Frischmann Street on the south. [more ]
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