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Yigal Amir in court

Larissa Amir Trimbobler, a Russian immigrant with a Ph.D. in philosophy living in Jerusalem, who has been married to the assassin of the late Prime Minister Yizhak Rabin, Yigal Amir, since 2004 and bore his child in 2007, on Saturday night announced the launching of an effort to arrange a retrial for her husband.

In case you are visiting us from another planet and require some vital background information, On Saturday night, November 4, 1995, after a demonstration in a Tel Aviv Square (now Rabin Square) in support of the Oslo Accords, Yigal Amir, 25, shot Prime Minister Rabin (Labor) twice, then was taken down by Rabin’s bodyguards. Rabin was rushed to Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center where he died on an operating table 40 minutes later of blood loss and a punctured lung. Upon hearing that Rabin was dead, Amir told police he was “satisfied,” having acted on “orders from God.” At his trial, Amir said he did not care if the outcome was death or paralysis as long as Rabin was “out-of-the-way.” To date he has not expressed remorse for his action.


Many Saturday nights later, Amir’s wife posted on her Facebook page the following short notice: “Hello everyone, I would like to update you that a defense team is currently being organized to submit a request for a retrial for Yigal Amir. The move is being done with the authority of Yigal Amir’s consent. The entire media issu will be managed by a Swiss company, and no details will be given to the Israeli media.”

Amir Trimbobler also published on Saturday night a report she received from an expert named Michael, analyzing the chances of a retrial for Yigal Amir. If you’re a conspiracy theory fan, you may enjoy it:

“Hello Madam,

“I am pleased to announce that we have more than 18 conclusive pieces of evidence that the bullets fired by Yigal Amir at Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995, are not the ones that caused his death.

“We will share them with the press and the international media (except Israel) as well as with the lawyers who are dealing with the new trial that we are preparing with Yigal Amir.

“Can you ask the youth of your beautiful country and the rest of the citizens (Except all political figures, media, press, TV!) To send us other evidence, even anonymous …”

The consensus of response Tweets from MKs Naftali Bennett (Habayit Hayehudi), Itzik Shmuli (Labor), and former MK Zehava Gal-on (Meretz) was that Yigal Amir should end his life in prison, thank you very much. Most Israelis are probably just as eager to avoid delving into the Rabin murder yet again — a memorial service once a year is plenty. But what are the chances of this thing to actually take flight? Ask those Swiss…


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