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National Rabin memorial ceremony takes place without government representationVery few Knesset Members attended the ceremony, none of whom were from the coalition. President Rivlin: "Our democracy shouldn't be taken for granted."
A national ceremony in memory of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was held on Thursday at President Reuven Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem, commemorating the 21st anniversary of Rabin's assassination. The event was attended by very few Knesset Members and not a single government representative.
Rabin's son Yuval addressed the controversy over remarks made recently by MK David Bitan, the chairman of the coalition, that the assassination was not politically-motivated. "It is an insult to this event to question whether or not this was a political murder, or whether or not there was incitement leading up to it," he said.
Rivlin spoke about current problems within the Israeli society and said, "The Israeli democracy has stood difficult tests in the past, but the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin proved that we shouldn't take it for granted."
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