I remember where I was when I heard the Yitzhak Rabin, was shot! A woman from the street ran into the lobby of the building on the 34th street (in midtown Manhattan). She shouted that the Prime Minister of Israel had been shot" (she did not know then he was dead). What a shock!
Last night I was shocked again. I participated in the annual rally of remembrance in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square. There were thousands. Many young people! The feeling was exhilarating. Last night people honored the legacy of Yitzhak Rabin. I saw with my own eyes throngs of people identifying with the legacy of peacemaking. And then they left, the event was over, and I was overwhelmed by emptiness! Where had they gone? Where has peacemaking gone?
I want to share with you some of the words spoken at the rally by Shimon Peres, the President of Israel: ""You have the right to speak – speak up. You have the ability to lead – use it. The torch is in your hands!" We have a lot of work to do and we are called to do it!