1974 – The first Rabin administration

By Ella Cohen (Movement Worker 5775-6, Tour Madricha 5774)

In 1974 Yitzhak Rabin was elected to office as prime minster, succeeding Golda Meir after her resignation earlier that year. Rabin would go on to be one of the most influential figures in Israeli-Palestinian peace process during his second term in office starting in 1992 and a symbol of hope for the future; later shattered by his assassination in 1994. Rabin was the first native born prime minster of Israel and also the only prime minster to be assassinated.