Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995

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Yitzhak Rabin (b. 1922, Jerusalem-d. Nov. 4, 1995, Tel Aviv), Israeli prime minister, began his military career in 1940 when he joined the "Palmach", the elite unit of the Haganah. During the War of Independence (1948-1949), he commanded the Harel Brigade, deployed on the Jerusalem front. For the next 20 years, he served with the IDF as O.C. Northern Command (1956-1959); as Chief of Operations and Deputy Chief of Staff (1959-1964) and as Chief of Staff (1964-1968), commanding the IDF during the Six-Day War. On January 1, 1968, he retired from military service and shortly afterwards was appointed ambassador to the United States. During his years as ambassador in Washington, he promoted and consolidated the ties between the two countries. In the spring of 1973, Rabin returned to Israel and became active in the Labour Party. He was elected Member of the Knesset in December 1973 and when Golda Meir formed her government in April 1974, was appointed Minister of Labour. On June 2, 1974, the Knesset expressed confidence in a new government headed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. During Rabin's premiership, the government placed special emphasis on strengthening the economy, solving social problems and reinforcing the IDF. With American mediation, disengagement agreements were signed with Egypt and Syria (1974), followed by an interim agreement with Egypt in 1975. Later in 1975, the first Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the governments of Israel and the United States. In June 1976, Rabin's government issued the order for "Operation Entebbe", liberating the hijacked Air France passengers. Following the May 1977 elections, and until the formation of the National Unity Government in September 1984, Rabin served as a Knesset Member of the Labour Party in opposition and was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. In the National Unity Governments (1984-1990), Rabin served as Minister of Defense. In January 1985, he presented the proposal for the withdrawal of IDF forces from Lebanon and the establishment of a security zone to guarantee peace to the settlements along Israel's northern border. He was elected chairman of the Israel Labour Party in its first nationwide primaries conducted in February 1992 and led the party to victory in the June 1992 Knesset elections. In July 1992, Rabin formed Israel's 25th government and became its 11th Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and acting Minister of Religious Affairs and Labour and Social Affairs.

From the description of Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582514

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creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. White House telephone tape number 37
referencedIn Arthur J. Goldberg Papers, 1793-1990, (bulk 1941-1985) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
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referencedIn Haberman, Clyde. Reflections on the Rabin assassination [sound recording] / Clyde Haberman. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
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referencedIn Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Photographs of the White House Photograph Office (Clinton Administration). 1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001. Photographs Relating to the Clinton Administration. 1/20/1993 - 1/20/2001. Photograph of President William J. Clinton Talking on the Telephone to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin from his Office on Air Force One
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referencedIn Agor, Yaʻaḳov. 880-01 Graduation of Israel military aviation course : in the presence of Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin and Ezer Weizman, Israeli politicians and generals, and David Ben-Gurion, former Israeli prime minister. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
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creatorOf National Security Files (Nixon Administration). 1968 - 1975. Henry A. Kissinger Telephone Conversation Transcripts (Telcons)
creatorOf Dagon, Gadi, 1957-. 880-01 Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli politician. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Sam Reiss Photographs - Part II: Photographic Prints, Bulk, 1950-1975, Circa 1930-1975 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 834
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creatorOf Kadar, Lou. Golda Meir collection, 1904-1987. University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, UWM Libraries
creatorOf Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 842
referencedIn General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Records Relating to Israel and Arab - Israel Affairs
referencedIn Histadruth Ivrith of America, records, undated, 1900-2005 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Amichai, Yehuda. Yehuda Amichai papers, 1929-1999. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Staff Secretary. 1976 - 1981. Presidential Files. 1977 - 1981. 3/7/77 [2]
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associatedWith Amichai, Yehuda. person
associatedWith Amichai, Yehuda. person
associatedWith Atkins, Julius R., 1917- person
correspondedWith Blumenthal family. person
associatedWith Evans, Rowland, 1921-2001. person
correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
correspondedWith Goldberg, Arthur J. person
correspondedWith Grossman, Alice, 1909-2007. person
associatedWith Haberman, Clyde. person
associatedWith Histadruth Ivrith of America person
associatedWith Reiss, Sam. person
associatedWith Scarf, Maggie, 1932- person
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Birth 1922-03-01

Death 1995-11-04

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