In the United States, even after over half a century, there are still many questions and mysteries surrounding the assassination of President “JFK” Kennedy. So, the fact that there are still too many rumors and versions no doubt masking the truth about Yitzchak Rabin’s assassination shouldn’t really surprise us.
I doubt if the truth has or will ever be revealed or confirmed about either national trauma.
If JFK’s assassination was to heat up the “cold war” and galvanize hatred of the pro-communist/socialist, it didn’t work. But the Israeli Left has been milking Rabin’s assassination very effectively to demonize people like myself, who live in Judea and Samaria and consider the contribution of the Revisionists, Etzel and Lechi to our War of Independence terribly under-rated.
Yitzchak Rabin had the gall to state that he was only the prime minister of his supporters, not those of us who opposed the Oslo Accords. He also inflated the percentage of Israelis who supported that notorious rogue agreement.
I’m not an expert in the various JFK “conspiracy theories,” but I do know a lot about what had been happening in Israel in the decade or more before Rabin was killed. The Shabak’s agent, Avishai Raviv, worked hard radicalizing the youth on Israel’s Right, high school students and later in Bar Ilan University. He was also on the scene when Rabin was shot and there are witnesses who say he announced it before it actually happened. He was even in police stations when students were interrogated about their alleged involvement in the assassination.
Honestly, I don’t mourn Rabin. At best he was a dupe of the Left. His supporters continue to blame the Israeli Right for the murder. The official memorials just play on divisions in Israeli society. Anyone who knows Israeli pre-state and early State of Israel history knows that all of the violence and discrimination was from the Left against the Right.
We have a long way to go to heal these rifts in Israeli society, and manufacturing new tragedies isn’t the way.