Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

by Dan Ephron

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Overview

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History and one of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of the Year.

The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin remains the single most consequential event in Israel’s recent history, and one that fundamentally altered the trajectory for both Israel and the Palestinians. In Killing a King, Dan Ephron relates the parallel stories of Rabin and his stalker, Yigal Amir, over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them planned political deals he hoped would lead to peace, and the other plotted murder. "Carefully reported, clearly presented, concise and gripping," It stands as "a reminder that what happened on a Tel Aviv sidewalk 20 years ago is as important to understanding Israel as any of its wars" (Matti Friedman, The Washington Post).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393353242
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 758,439
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

An award-winning writer, Dan Ephron has served as the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek and the Daily Beast and now lives in New
York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Prologue 3

Chapter 1 Flight of a Skeptic 7

Chapter 2 To Fathom God's Will 33

Chapter 3 A Stray Weed 59

Chapter 4 Din Rodef 85

Chapter 5 He Told Us the Truth 109

Chapter 6 Under-the-Window Tales 133

Chapter 7 Seam Zone 159

Chapter 8 Killing a King 187

Chapter 9 The Man Who Voted Twice 211

Epilogue 237

Acknowledgments 259

Notes 261

Index 275

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