President Reuven Rivlin on Monday led the state tributes to Yitzhak Rabin,
telling participants at a memorial service at Mount Herzl cemetery that the legacy of the slain prime minister was to “safeguard Jerusalem,” and that dividing it would be an obstacle to peace
with the Palestinians.
Speaking at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s assassination, the
president drove home the prime minister’s connection to his hometown and the city’s relevance.