Peres opens memorial services for Yitzhak Rabin

President Shimon Peres on Thursday opened a series of memorial ceremonies marking the 17th anniversary of the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Rabin was murdered by Yigal Amir on November 4, 1995.
"I remember that day as if 17 years have not passed," Peres remarked at the opening of the commemoration, a day when "the arrows of incitement and the spears of hatred, wrapped in the guise of holiness," derailed Rabin from his journey for peace.
"The way to ensure a Jewish and democratic state for future generations is to make peace," Peres said, to carry the torch of Rabin's legacy.