The trigger was pulled by the assassin Yigal Amir on November,
1995, but the bullets that tore into Rabin's body had started on
their fatal course as far back as 1967.
Following the June 1967 war, Israelis, both leaders and citizens,
were drunk with victory, and a political climate hitherto almost
unknown emerged in the country. Rabbis claimed God's hand was in
this victory, as it had been achieved in six days "and on the
seventh the army rested." Thus the Almighty once again became "the
Lord of Hosts." The chief Army Chaplain, Rabbi-General Shlomo
Goren, was traveling up and down the newly conquered - in his view,
liberated - territories, blowing his shofar (a ram's horn) from
Nablus (Shchem in Hebrew), where, according to the Bible, Israel's
first king Saul had been anointed by the prophet Samuel, up to
Mount Sinai, where Moses is said to have handed down the Ten
Commandments to the Children of Israel.
So it went on: suddenly, the secular State of Israel became
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