Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's Been Nine Years Since the Assassination of Rechavam Ze'evi

From the Knesset web site:
Minister of Tourism and Member of Knesset, Major General (Reserves) Rechavam Ze'evi, one of the leaders of the Israeli Right and advocate of Greater Israel, was murdered by three Palestinan assassins from the Popular Front, on the 30th of Tishrei 5762 - October 17, 2001.

Rechavam Ze'evi - who was popularly known by his nickname "Gandhi" - was born in Jerusalem, went to the regional school at Giav'at Hashlosha, and was a member of the "Mahanot Ha'olim" youth movement. He joined the Palmah in 1944. During the War of Independence he was an Intelligence Officer of the Yiftah Brigade, and later on served as an Operations Officer in the Northern front, as Intelligence Officer in the Southern Command and as a Brigade Commander in Golani. In 1964 he was promoted to the rank of Major General. In 1968 he was appointed Commander of Central Command. He retired from the IDF in 1973, a week before the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War. After the war he served for a short time as Commander of the Operations Branch of the IDF.
Read the rest.


yaak said...

His Hareidi son donated a Sefer Torah to Meiron, acc. to this article.

Cosmic X said...


Thanks for posting that link.

Batya said...

He is missed.

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