ISRAEL: The Sad Downfall of Yitzhak Rabin

In the cities and towns of Israel last week, the people had reason to rejoice. It was Passover week, when families celebrate the flight from Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The populace also had a grand secular occasion to celebrate: the upset victory (78 to 77) of a Tel Aviv basketball team over Italy in the European championship at Belgrade.

Once the game was finished, however, those who stayed tuned to Israeli radio and TV heard a shocking message. Premier Yitzhak Rabin, 55, had waited for game's end to take to the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!