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      Rabin's Granddaughter Confronts Demonstrators

      Noa Rotman 'tries to tear up' signs held by nationalists protesting event honoring Oslo Accord government.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 8/14/2012, 3:00 PM

      The Oslo government -- 20 years later.
      The Oslo government -- 20 years later.
      Israel news photo: Flash 90

      A bitter confrontation occurred Tuesday between Noa Rotman, granddaughter of slain Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, and nationalist protesters.

      The nationalists were demonstrating against an event held in the Rabin Center in Ramat Aviv, marking 20 years since the formation of Rabin's second government. It was this government that signed the Oslo Accords, which handed over parts of Judea, Samaria and Gaza to the PLO and allowed it to arm itself.

      The members of that government gathered at the center to have a picture taken together.

      After the event, Noa Rotman went up to the nationalist demonstrators and – they claim – tried to tear up one of their signs – which called for indicting "the criminals of Oslo."

      The protesters said that the participants in the event should be ashamed of what they did, instead of holding a cocktail ceremony. They told Rotman that her grandfather was a criminal who brought a calamity upon the people of Israel. She replied that the murder of her grandfather is a crime. "He has already been murdered and he is dead. You should be ashamed of yourself," she said and burst out crying.

      Activist Itamar Ben Gvir told Arutz Sheva that Rotman was exceedingly emotional in her reaction to the demonstration. According to his account, she asked him if he is not ashamed to hold the protest, after the murder of Rabin. He said that he is ashamed that he did not protest enough against her grandfather, because maybe thus he could have minimized the damage caused by the Oslo Accord.

      The protesters told Rotman that she has become a rich woman by using her status as Rabin's granddaughter in the years after the assassination: "You are making money at the expense of your grandfather," they said.