Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination Research Paper

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Anytime a person runs for political office, they are essentially risking their life. There will always be a certain person who does not agree with a set of opinions a politician has and that can have dire consequences not only for the politician but for everyone around them as well. In history, there have been countless assassinations for this reason alone. Senseless acts of violence against innocent people affect our society negatively like in prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Roman politician Julius Caesar’s assassination because their consequences not only leave people mourned, traumatized, and rallied for revenge, but they also shape the next generation of people growing up in this kind of world.

Yitzhak Rabin was the prime minister of Israel from 1974 to 1977 and 1992 to 1995 and was assassinated because he was responsible for a peace initiative between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, also known as the Oslo Accords. Rabin was murdered because of a nationalist who believed that withdrawing from any “Jewish” land was heresy and opposed the peace initiative. Rabin’s death came as a shock. The Oslo Accords were supposed to resolve the long conflict of the Israelis and the Palestinians but instead, it led to the death of an important leader. Rabin’s granddaughter spoke at his funeral and expressed her
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Just because something is common does not mean it is normal; however, violence should not even be as common as it is in the world. Antony was in fact encouraging violence. “...If I were disposed to stir your hearts to mutiny and rage, I should do Brutus wrong… who are honorable men.” (3.2.118-121). As Antony’s speech goes on, the term “honorable man” becomes more sarcastic. Antony wanted the crowd to get angry and kill Brutus and the other conspirators. Julius Caesar’s murder was thousands of years ago. Something should have been learned by now instead of allowing history to repeat

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