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Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

Dan Ephron

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ISBN 10: 1504709756 / ISBN 13: 9781504709750
Edité par Blackstone Audiobooks, United States, 2016
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Language: English . Brand New. A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak RabinThe assassination of Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential event in Israel s recent history and one that fundamentally altered the trajectory for both Israel and the Palestinians. Killing a King relates the parallel stories of Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them planned political deals he hoped would lead to peace--and the other plotted murder.Dan Ephron, who reported from the Middle East for much of the past two decades, covered both the rally where Rabin was killed and the subsequent murder trial. He describes how Rabin, a former general who led the army in the Six Day War of 1967, embraced his nemesis, Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat, and set about trying to resolve the twentieth century s most vexing conflict. He recounts in agonizing detail how extremists on both sides undermined the peace process with ghastly violence. And he reconstructs the relentless scheming of Amir, a twenty-five-year-old law student and Jewish extremist who believed that Rabin s peace effort amounted to a betrayal of Israel and the Jewish people.As Amir stalked Rabin over many months, the agency charged with safeguarding the Israeli leader missed key clues, overlooked intelligence reports, and then failed to protect him at the critical moment, in November 1995. It was the biggest security blunder in the agency s history.Through the prism of the assassination, much about Israel today comes into focus, from the paralysis in peacemaking to the fraught relationship between current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. Based on Israeli police reports, interviews, confessions, and the cooperation of both Rabin s and Amir s families, Killing a King is a tightly coiled narrative that reaches an inevitable, shattering conclusion. One can t help but wonder what Israel would look like today had Rabin lived. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781504709750

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Titre : Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak...

Éditeur : Blackstone Audiobooks, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre :New

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A riveting story about the murder that changed a nation: the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak RabinThe assassination of Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential event in Israel's recent history and one that fundamentally altered the trajectory for both Israel and the Palestinians. Killing a King relates the parallel stories of Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them planned political deals he hoped would lead to peace--and the other plotted murder.Dan Ephron, who reported from the Middle East for much of the past two decades, covered both the rally where Rabin was killed and the subsequent murder trial. He describes how Rabin, a former general who led the army in the Six Day War of 1967, embraced his nemesis, Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat, and set about trying to resolve the twentieth century's most vexing conflict. He recounts in agonizing detail how extremists on both sides undermined the peace process with ghastly violence. And he reconstructs the relentless scheming of Amir, a twenty-five-year-old law student and Jewish extremist who believed that Rabin's peace effort amounted to a betrayal of Israel and the Jewish people.As Amir stalked Rabin over many months, the agency charged with safeguarding the Israeli leader missed key clues, overlooked intelligence reports, and then failed to protect him at the critical moment, in November 1995. It was the biggest security blunder in the agency's history.Through the prism of the assassination, much about Israel today comes into focus, from the paralysis in peacemaking to the fraught relationship between current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. Based on Israeli police reports, interviews, confessions, and the cooperation of both Rabin's and Amir's families, Killing a King is a tightly coiled narrative that reaches an inevitable, shattering conclusion. One can't help but wonder what Israel would look like today had Rabin lived.

About the Author:

Dan Ephron is an award-winning writer who has served as the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek and the Daily Beast.



Assaf Cohen grew up in Palo Alto, and attended UC Berkeley where he earned a bachelor's degree in integrative biology. Later, Cohen continued his classical training by earning a master of fine arts in acting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, under the instruction of legendary acting instructor William Esper. He has appeared in various plays, short films, and television shows. Cohen lives in Los Angeles.

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