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November 19, 2000
Five years ago, when her beloved husband was felled by an assassin's bullet, the proud and graceful presence of Leah Rabin wiped away the tears of the world. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin gave his life for peace. But his wife Leah was left with the pain. Like her husband, she did not allow the pain to make her bitter or turn her against those who would harm her family. She embraced the cause of peace and worked bravely in her own right to bring lasting stability and harmony to the Middle East.
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OPINION
November 19, 2000
Five years ago, when her beloved husband was felled by an assassin's bullet, the proud and graceful presence of Leah Rabin wiped away the tears of the world. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin gave his life for peace. But his wife Leah was left with the pain. Like her husband, she did not allow the pain to make her bitter or turn her against those who would harm her family. She embraced the cause of peace and worked bravely in her own right to bring lasting stability and harmony to the Middle East.
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NEWS
November 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Leah Rabin, a passionate campaigner for peace, was buried Wednesday beside her husband, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995 by an extremist Israeli who objected to his peace offers to the Palestinians. World leaders, including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, paid tribute to Leah Rabin, who died Sunday of cancer. More than 1,500 invited guests attended the simple ceremony in a pine grove at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl Cemetery.
NEWS
November 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Leah Rabin, a passionate campaigner for peace, was buried Wednesday beside her husband, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated in 1995 by an extremist Israeli who objected to his peace offers to the Palestinians. World leaders, including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, paid tribute to Leah Rabin, who died Sunday of cancer. More than 1,500 invited guests attended the simple ceremony in a pine grove at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl Cemetery.
NEWS
November 14, 2000 | Associated Press
Israel said Monday that Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat is welcome to attend the funeral of Leah Rabin, the fiery peace advocate he befriended after her husband, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will head the U.S. delegation to the funeral Wednesday. Two American diplomats joining her are Dennis Ross and Aaron Miller, longtime mediators in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Russian Foreign Minister Igor S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2000 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leah Rabin was just 15 when she met her future husband, Yitzhak Rabin, in a Tel Aviv ice cream store. The auburn-haired, blue-eyed 21-year-old officer in an elite Jewish commando squad "looked like King David himself," she later recalled. He was shy and awkward; she was outspoken and sharp-tongued. Their romance, born at a time of intrigue and danger during the struggle to create an independent Jewish state, lasted more than 50 years.
NEWS
November 7, 1995 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a younger woman and diplomat's wife, Leah Rabin admired Jacqueline Kennedy and tried to emulate her elegant style. She adopted the haircut and well-tailored suits. She had Kennedy's knack for hospitality. But never did she imagine she would find herself in Kennedy's shoes as the widow of a visionary head of state. At her husband's funeral Monday, Rabin greeted an unprecedented collection of world leaders who came to Israel to pay their last respects to slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
OPINION
January 21, 1996 | Marjorie Miller, Marjorie Miller is Jerusalem bureau chief for The Times
Two-and-a-half months have passed since Yitzhak Rabin was gunned down at a Tel Aviv peace rally by a 25-year-old Jewish extremist opposed to the Israeli prime minister's land-for-peace agreement with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. As usual in their 47-year marriage, Rabin's wife, Leah, was at her husband's side during the rally, and scurrying to keep up as the prime minister left the stage with security guards. A friendly voice off to the side shouted at her to take good care of Rabin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1996 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
'He was there for the people, and all of a sudden he was not any more." The widow's words, as moving as they are final, are those of Leah Rabin, speaking of her assassinated husband, the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. On Sunday night, she will bring her eyewitness account of that fateful evening to Los Angeles as keynote speaker at the annual Community Dinner sponsored by the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles at the Century Plaza Hotel.
NEWS
May 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Leah Rabin, widow of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, has been diagnosed with lung cancer, the Haaretz newspaper said. Rabin, 72, is undergoing medical tests in New York to determine the best course of treatment for the disease, son-in-law Avi Pelosoff told the Israeli daily. He said Rabin's doctors from Tel Aviv's Tel Hashomer hospital recommended the tests.
NEWS
November 14, 2000 | Associated Press
Israel said Monday that Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat is welcome to attend the funeral of Leah Rabin, the fiery peace advocate he befriended after her husband, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated. First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will head the U.S. delegation to the funeral Wednesday. Two American diplomats joining her are Dennis Ross and Aaron Miller, longtime mediators in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Russian Foreign Minister Igor S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2000 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leah Rabin was just 15 when she met her future husband, Yitzhak Rabin, in a Tel Aviv ice cream store. The auburn-haired, blue-eyed 21-year-old officer in an elite Jewish commando squad "looked like King David himself," she later recalled. He was shy and awkward; she was outspoken and sharp-tongued. Their romance, born at a time of intrigue and danger during the struggle to create an independent Jewish state, lasted more than 50 years.
NEWS
May 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Leah Rabin, widow of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, has been diagnosed with lung cancer, the Haaretz newspaper said. Rabin, 72, is undergoing medical tests in New York to determine the best course of treatment for the disease, son-in-law Avi Pelosoff told the Israeli daily. He said Rabin's doctors from Tel Aviv's Tel Hashomer hospital recommended the tests.
NEWS
February 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
A partial list of world leaders and others who traveled to Jordan to pay respects to the king.
NEWS
August 9, 1997 | Associated Press
Crowds booed and heckled the widow of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Friday when she visited the vegetable market where two suicide bombings killed 15 people. Vendors and shoppers at the Mahane Yehuda market shouted "Daughter of a whore!" and "Go away, nobody wants you here!" when Leah Rabin arrived. Surrounded by police, Rabin covered her ears as she made her way to onion vendor Israel Salah, one of nearly 170 people hurt in the July 30 bombings, blamed on Palestinian militants.
NEWS
March 31, 1997 | From Associated Press
Yitzhak Rabin's widow defended Yasser Arafat on Sunday against allegations that he was responsible for a recent Tel Aviv bombing and other violence. "There are two sides to the coin," Leah Rabin told Israel TV when asked about claims that the Palestinian Authority president gave militant groups a "green light" to stage attacks to protest Israel's construction of a new Jewish neighborhood in traditionally Arab East Jerusalem.
NEWS
August 9, 1997 | Associated Press
Crowds booed and heckled the widow of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Friday when she visited the vegetable market where two suicide bombings killed 15 people. Vendors and shoppers at the Mahane Yehuda market shouted "Daughter of a whore!" and "Go away, nobody wants you here!" when Leah Rabin arrived. Surrounded by police, Rabin covered her ears as she made her way to onion vendor Israel Salah, one of nearly 170 people hurt in the July 30 bombings, blamed on Palestinian militants.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO
Leah Rabin is expected Sunday at a ceremony to dedicate a local intersection after her husband, slain Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. at the Campo de Cahuenga memorial museum, according to Gail Koretz, spokeswoman for City Councilman Joel Wachs, who proposed renaming the intersection as a tribute to the late leader.
NEWS
October 25, 1996 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year after the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, an ever-divided Israel flocked to his graveside, the site of his murder and school auditoriums on Thursday, trying to resume a truncated soul-searching over the meaning of the peacemaker's violent death. The memorials to Rabin--on the anniversary of his death according to the Jewish calendar--were sad, if somewhat ritualized, in a country that has lived from crisis to tragedy for almost half a century.
NEWS
August 12, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has dark, curly hair, deep brown eyes and a mysterious smile, all of which add to his allure as a heartthrob. But the poster boy is not a television star or a rock idol. He is 26-year-old Yigal Amir, the unrepentant killer of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin now serving a life sentence.
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