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  10/25/2012, Cheshvan 9, 5773

Religious Kibbutz Members to Attend Rabin Memorial


Secretary-General Nechemiah Rappel of the Religious Kibbutz movement told Arutz Sheva, Thursday, that members of the movement would be attending an event marking the anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin because its focus is social and not political. He explained, "Every year the event would have the smell and trappings of politics but this year the rally is organized by a youth movement and deals with education of children in democracy against extremism of any kind and for relating to others with respect. We are very much in favor of this stance."

Rappel said attempts to determine that the Rabin legacy is one of peace are fundamentally flawed. He noted, "Every year, politicians come to remind us all sort of threads; some of them true, some of them not. The Rabin legacy is one of the Six Day War, the heritage against the 'It will be okay' society, and not the heritage of peace. We don't have to teach what peace is. Our public is a proponent of peace."