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Murder in the Name of God: The Plot to Kill Yitzhak Rabin

by Michael Karpin

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A dramatic tale of intrigue and malice, Murder in the Name of God investigates and re-creates the tragic event of November 4, 1995. On that night, a twenty-five-year-old student, Yigal Amir, fired three shots that killed Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, an act that changed the course of the Middle East peace process. Based on exhaustive research, including an exclusive interview with the assassin, Murder in the Name of God is the first book to give the full story of the people whose words and deeds made Rabin's assassination possible: the extremist rabbis who condemned Rabin by invoking an arcane talmudic ruling; the right-wing politicians who joined in a sophisticated campaign of incitement against him; the militant Israeli settlers for whom the Oslo accords spelled betrayal; and the security agents who saw what was coming but failed to prevent it. In a series of shocking revelations, the book ranges beyond Israel to show the extent of American support - ideological and financial - for the movement that produced Rabin's killer.… (more)

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