Item 1481 - Mandela statement on the assassination of Israel Prime Minister

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Mandela statement on the assassination of Israel Prime Minister


  • Nov-95 (Creation)

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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Assassination of Yitshak Rabin

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Spelling of "Jitzhak" changed to "Yitzhak"



President Nelson Mandela expressed absolute shock and dismay at the news of the assassination of the Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Mr Yitzhak Rabin.
Mr Rabin was a pivotal player in the peace process in the Middle East as well as in the effort to establish nationhood for the people of Palestine.
His achievements were honoured by conferment of the joint Nobel Peace prize on him and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat.
The assassination of Prime Minister Rabin is a setback not only for the Israeli people but for the Middle East peace process and the entire community of nations.
President Mandela conveys his condolences to Mrs Rabin and the people of Israel.

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Acquisition method: Hardcopy ; Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation. Accessioned on 09/02/2010 by Zintle Bambata




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