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A Living Memorial: Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin at the Tel Aviv Square
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  • Mira Engler, miraengl@iastate.edu
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Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Abstract
The Tel Aviv City Hall square, site of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination after a rally November 4, 1995, has become a stage to an extraordinary act of spontaneous public commemoration. In a country replete with official, iconic monuments to its past, this public place has witnessed the formation of a new kind of memorial - a stage for democracy, a place for public communication and action. The geography and the civic and symbolic nature of the site have nurtured the formation of a living memorial, a vital meeting place for political exchange and commentary.
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This article is from Places, 12(2):1999; 4-11. Posted with permission.

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Language
en
Date Available
2015-07-15
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Mira Engler. "A Living Memorial: Commemorating Yitzhak Rabin at the Tel Aviv Square" Places Vol. 12 Iss. 2 (1999) p. 4 - 11
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/miriam_engler/1/