Walking in the Footsteps of Yitzhak Rabin .
(photo credit: KKL)
Walking in the Footsteps of Yitzhak Rabin
If it were possible to ask the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin how he would prefer people to commemorate him, it is reasonable to suppose that a day devoted entirely to walking, exploring and meeting up for sing-along's would be at the top of the list. KKL-KNF and the Yitzhak Rabin Center joined forces to mark the 18th anniversary of his assassination with activities in Rabin Park in the Jerusalem Hills. This is the second year that the two organizations have worked together in this way, attracting crowds of visitors to the trails of Rabin Park.
This was not a day of sorrow and mourning, but one of life affirmation and energy, with thousands of people walking in Yitzhak Rabin’s footsteps in Rabin Park. Thousands of schoolchildren, soldiers and families from all over Israel came out to walk along the paths that Rabin loved and for which he had fought.
Along the way, there were get-togethers where the visitors sang the beloved traditional Israeli songs of which Rabin was such a memorable symbol.
“We’ve come together today to declare loudly and clearly that we are following in Rabin’s footsteps,” said KKL-JNF World Chairman Efi Stenzler, who participated in the events of this special day. “Not democracy, nor the values we believe in, nor the hope for peace – none of these can ever be murdered.”