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(Jerusalem 1922- Tel Aviv 1995) Israeli politician, the country's 5th prime minister (1974-77, 1992-95), but the first to be born in the country.
Yitzhak Rabin with US President Bill Clinton and Yassir Arafat in 1993.
Rabin was one of the chief players in negotiations concerning the Oslo Agreement of 1993. Rabin as a politician has been considered hard, but willing to compromise. His focus has been more on security, than on economics for Israel.
1922: Born in Jerusalem.
1940's:Rabin receives his education at Kadoorie Agricultural School in Palestine.
1946: Imprisoned by the British after fighting with the Jewish commando, Palmach, an elite unit of the Haganah.
1947: Released from prison.
1947-49: Active in the struggle for Jerusalem.
1949: Married Leah Schlossberg.
1964: Becomes chief of staff for the military forces.
1967: The victory in the Six Day War makes Rabin immensely popular.
1968: Becomes ambassador to the USA.
1973: When his time as ambassador ends, Rabin returns to Israel.
1974 January: Enters the Knesset. representing the Labour Party.
June 3: Rabin becomes the new prime minister, as well as leader of the Labour Party.
1977 April 8: Rabin has to resign as prime minister, and party leader, after it is known that his wife had violated currency regulations by holding a bank account in the USA.
1984: Becomes defence minister, where he is responsible for the Israeli hard-line politics against the Palestinian intifada.
1990: With the collapse of the Likud-Labour government, Rabin resigns as defence minister.
1992 February: Rabin becomes party leader in the Labour Party again, replacing Shimon Peres.
June: Rabin is elected prime minister for the second time.
1993 September 13: After secret negotiations in Oslo, Norway, a peace accord is settled with the PLO, and signed in Washington, USA.
1994 October 26: Peace negotiations with Jordan, and signing of a peace agreement.
December 10: Together with Shimon Peres and Yassir Arafat, Rabin receives the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway.
1995 September 28: The Oslo 2 Agreement is signed in Washington, USA, in which Israel guarantees withdrawal from the territories and the holding of elections for a Palestinian government.
November 4: Rabin is shot dead by Yigal Amir in Tel Aviv-Jaffna.