The Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin’s Killer—and His Wife
A controversial new documentary focuses on a sensational love drama rather than the loss of a leader and its impact on a still-reeling Israeli society
· August 11, 2015
Israel has kept Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir in solitary confinement for more than 15 years while allowing him to father a child. In the context of exceptionally pro-natalist fertility policies, this seeming paradox makes sense.
By Rebecca Steinfeld · June 20, 2011
Yigal Amir assassinated Yitzhak Rabin 15 years ago in an effort to derail the Oslo peace accords. Now his wife, a Russian émigré, is trying to turn him into a heroic Soviet-style political prisoner.
· January 28, 2011