The Labor party plans to hold a rally commemorating the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin just days ahead of the upcoming election.
The rally is slated for downtown Jerusalem on Saturday, October 29, shortly before the November 1 national vote.
“The memorial rally for prime minister Yitzhak Rabin is the event where we all remember the terrible murder that was the result of incitement and violence against Rabin and against the courageous policy he led,” says Labor leader Merav Michaeli. “The Labor Party, Yitzhak Rabin’s party, will continue to campaign on the issues he prioritized, to follow his way in defending democracy and the State of Israel, and will fight with all its might against incitement and racism.”
Politicians on the right dismissed the move as cheap politicking so close to the election.
Rabin was assassinated by a right-wing extremist on November 4, 1995.