Peres: Candle lit in Rabin's honor is obligation to peace

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 19, 2010 17:47

President Shimon Peres honored the memory of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin on Tuesday at the "Yitzhak's Candle" ceremony at Beit Hanassi, in remembrance of the fifteenth anniversary of Rabin's murder.

At the ceremony Peres addressed those gathered, including Rabin's family and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, stating that the candle being lit represents an "obligation to peace."

"Yitzhak was determined to progress towards peace, even though he was aware of the difficulties that stood before him, at home and from the outside."

Peres stated that his friend of more than fifty years was aware of the hatred against him, but carried on in what he believed despite the danger.


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