JERUSALEM (JTA) — “The state of Israel will never surrender to hatred,” Benny Gantz told tens of thousands of Israelis who gathered to remember murdered prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.
“The children of Israel will no longer grow up in a state some of whose leaders sanctify hatred,” Gantz also said during the annual rally Nov. 2 at Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square. “I won’t let hatred win. You won’t let hatred win. Israel will defeat the haters. Israel will defeat the hatred.
It was the 24th memorial held for Rabin, who was assassinated in the same public square, then called Zion Square, by extremist right-wing law student Yigal Amir.
The rally was held under the slogan: “Yes to peace, no to violence,” the same slogan held at the peace rally in 1995 when Rabin was killed.