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Sivan Rahav-Meir: The Rabin assassination changed my life

From the Times of Israel: When I was in seventh grade, I was part of a group of “good kids” from Herzliya. We came from excellent families and went to a prestigious school. One morning in January 1994, our teacher came into our classroom in shock. Our math test was even canceled that morning.

It turned out that two boys from our city, Arbel Aloni and Moshiko Ben Ivgi, had been arrested on suspicion of a murder that shocked the country at the time: the murder of taxi driver Derek Roth. We knew those boys from school and from the neighborhood. Everyone knew them. They were tough, cool, and a bit older than we were.

Prior to that, the most serious offence we had ever attributed to them was writing their names in graffiti, which they sprayed all over town. But suddenly, this happened. Boom.

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Sivan Rahav (left) aged 14, together with Yitzhak Rabin, on the Dan Shilon Live program, in honor of the Jewish New Year, September 1995. (Wikipedia)
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