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Docu-drama casts light on assassination

September 12, 2016 4:52 P.M.
Yitzhak Rabin, prime minister of Israel, was slain in 1995.

A French-Israeli film that retraces the final hours leading up to the final days of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has a free screening Frida, Sept. 16, at TRU.

The Last Day, a critically acclaimed thriller by director Amos Gitai, examines the political context that led up to Rabin’s slaying in 1995.

Gitai suggests in the film that right-wing politics stirred up by Benjamin Netanyahu, reigning Israeli prime minister, were the motivation behind Rabin’s.

Rabin had just signed onto the Oslo Accords, the culmination of efforts to secure peace between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization. His assassin, Yigal Amir, was a right-wing extremist who opposed the accords. Amir was later found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

The film will be shown in the TRU Clock Tower Building, starting at 7 p.m.

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