Yitzhak Rabin assassination conspiracy theories

Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel

Yitzhak Rabin assassination conspiracy theories arose almost immediately following the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli Prime Minister, on November 4, 1995. The gunman Yigal Amir, a Jewish Israeli student, was apprehended within seconds by other people in the crowd. Rabin died later on the operating table of Ichilov Hospital. Amir confessed to the assassination of Rabin.

The matter has been reported as clear cut in the media, and the Shamgar national inquiry commission and the court all drew the same conclusion that Amir was guilty of murder. Yet, some inconsistencies in the evidence have been alleged, both in the medical records and in the inquiry testimony. These allegations and other suspicions have been included in occasional left-wing, and more prevalent right-wing conspiracy theories.

Conspiracy claims

Conspiracy theories have made some or all of the following claims. Others have been strident in opposing these conclusions.[1]

Criticisms of the conspiracy theories

There are three types of criticisms of the conspiracy theories. The most common type refutes and relativizes claims made in the conspiracy theories or by the conspiracy theorists [1][24] and points out that the theories are detached from Israeli political culture, social relations and historic events. This criticism is not necessarily politically "coloured" and may refer to both the right wing and left wing conspiracy theories. The other criticism focuses entirely on the more common, right wing theories.

A second, mostly Israeli left-wing criticism, attacks the very existence of such theories as a denial of what they consider to be right wing "responsibility" for the murder. This "responsibility" for the murder would have been by creating an extreme hostile environment to the late Prime Minister, in which Yigal Amir and his immediate accomplices Hagai Amir and Dror Adani were just a small group of the actors.

A third type of criticism, by right-wing activists, claims that the mostly Israeli right-wing conspiracy supporters embarrass the Israeli right by supporting fringe theories for which no proof exists. The conspiracy theorists, according to this criticism, move the debate away from the responsibility of what they call the "perpetrators of the Oslo crimes". These right-wing critics conclude that the right-wing conspiracy theorists serve the goals of the Israeli left.[25]

See also



  1. 1 2 "TWM – Death of a Peacemaker/Brook". washingtonmonthly.com.
  2. 1 2 "יגאל עמיר ירה סרק". yigalamir.com.
  3. 1 2 "No gunpowder on Yigal Amir`s Hands "Yigal Amir did not murder Yitzhak Rabin"". yitchakrabin.com.
  4. http://www.tisanim.com/Web/Sites/hadar/PAGE20.asp
  5. הירייה השלישית ביצחק רבין נעלמה בועדת שמגר
  6. 1 2 3 "Yitzhak Rabin`s third wound – "The Rabin Murder Fraud"". yitchakrabin.com.
  7. http://www.tisanim.com/Web/Sites/hadar/PAGE17.asp
  8. 1 2 3 4 5 http://yigalamir.com/html_he/eduyot.html
  9. 1 2 3 4 "The Yitzhak Rabin murder – Eye Witnesses -"Yigal Amir did not murder Yitzhak Rabin"". yitchakrabin.com.
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  12. "The Yitzhak Rabin murder-TESTIMONY OF CHIEF LIEUTENANT BARUCH GLADSTEIN". yitchakrabin.com.
  13. "הידיים הנקיות של יגאל עמיר". yigalamir.com.
  14. "Ichilov Hospital takes part in the cover up of the murder of Yitzhak Rabin". yigalamir.com.
  15. "Magazine Interview With The Daughter Of Yitzhak Rabin". yitchakrabin.com.
  16. "Ahavat Israel – Who Murdered Rabin? – Jews Protest in Jerusalem, Israel". ahavat-israel.com.
  17. "...יגאל עמיר לא ירה ביצחק רבין". yigalamir.com.
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  19. "יגאל עמיר ידע מראש על "בימוי הרצח
  20. "Politics: Discredited Shin Bet chief's comment resurrects Rabin conspiracy questions". israelinsider.com. 2005-10-30. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  21. "Yigal Amir blames Shimon Peres for the murder of Yitzhak Rabin". yigalamir.com.
  22. O'Loughlin, Ed (October 6, 2007). "Truth is sometimes caught in crossfire". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  23. United States Congress House of Representatives Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights (2001). Authorizing Appropriation for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 for the Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and for Other Purposes: Hearings and Markup Before the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives and the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, February 14, February 28, March 1, and March 7, 2001 and Markup of H.R. 1646 on May 2, 2001. 8–16. US G.P.O. p. 192.
  24. Israel's Plague of Conspiracism
  25. "Rudstein – the man suing Peres admits he was FBI plant against right", Voice of Judea TV, February 3, 2006

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