November 4 - 1995 - The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin was the Prime Minister of Israel who negotiated and signed the Oslo Accords, which helped lay the framework for a Palestinian state and sought to end conflicts between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The Oslo Accords were why Yitzhak Rabin attended a rally in the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv, and they are why Yigal Amir shot Yitzhak Rabin as the Prime Minister headed to his car. Amir was a law student who had been involved in right-wing ultranationalism, and he saw Rabin as turning his back on the State of Israel and Jews. The assassination itself was quick, with Amir firing three shots at Rabin at close range, in front of a large crowd. Rabin would die less than an hour later, while Amir would be easily convicted of the assassination and sentenced to life in prison.