Labor to hold Rabin memorial in Zion Square 3 days before elections

Labor intends to hold the Rabin memorial rally in Zion Square in Jerusalem, where an infamous anti-Rabin protest took place before his murder.

Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (photo credit: YAAKOV SA'AR/Wikimedia Commons)
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
(photo credit: YAAKOV SA'AR/Wikimedia Commons)

Labor intends to hold the Itzhak Rabin memorial rally at Zion Square in Jerusalem on October 29, three days before the elections, the party announced on Wednesday.

This is the first time a Rabin memorial rally is set to take place at Zion Square where an infamous anti-Rabin protest took place just weeks before his murder.  

Labor announced on Wednesday that the party will lead the organization of the rally which did not take place last year. 

The slogan chosen for this year's rally is "We fight for his way". The rally is set to take place on Saturday, October 29, just three days before the elections.

Michaeli's comments

"The memorial rally for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is the event where we all remember the terrible murder that was the result of incitement and violence against Rabin and against the courageous policy he led," said Labor leader Merav Michaeli

 The invitation to the Rabin memorial rally (credit: LABOR SPOKESPERSON) The invitation to the Rabin memorial rally (credit: LABOR SPOKESPERSON)

She added that "the Labor Party, Yitzhak Rabin's party, will continue to campaign on the issues he prioritized, to follow his way in defending democracy and the State of Israel, and will fight with all its might against incitement and racism." 

"The memorial rally for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is the event where we all remember the terrible murder that was the result of incitement and violence against Rabin and against the courageous policy he led."

Merav Michaeli

Former Darkenu CEO Yaya Fink who will lead the organization of the rally compared the violence against anti-Benjamin Netanyahu protestors to the incitement before the Rabin murder, saying that "at a time when activists are using extreme violence against pro-democracy demonstrators on the bridges our duty is to stand up against the incitement for the sake of democracy."