Nov 10 2011

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin

Published by Editor at 2:37 pm under University News

“At the University of Haifa we are fulfilling Yitzhak Rabin’s vision, showing that pluralism and coexistence between the two peoples is possible,” said President of the University, Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev at the University’s ceremony marking 16 years since the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

“There is no other University where young people from both sectors learn together in a pleasant environment of  equality and fellowship. Life on our campus is proof that coexistence is possible. In these challenging times, our campus is a narrow corridor of optimism,” added Prof. Ben-Ze’ev.

Prof. Motti Golani of the Department of Land of Israel Studies was key speaker at the ceremony, discussing the connection between Rabin’s first premiership in the 1970s and the peace process. “From the time of his first term as prime minister, there were hints of what was to happen on 4 November 1995, as ‘Gush Emunim’ pushed an extremist agenda. Rabin grasped it as it was happening. It was all there already in the 1970s,” he said.

Chairman of the Student Union Yossi Shalom addressed the students at the ceremony, asking them to learn and teach the importance of respectful discussion and debate, to know that expressing opinions and democracy are important, and that there is no room for tolerance in the democratic arena. “As we saw during the recent social protests of this past summer, we are capable of bringing about change and leadership through peace and tolerance,” he said.

One Response to “Remembering Yitzhak Rabin”

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