OneVoice Israel Executive Director Tal Harris encourages youth attending former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s memorial rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday to become involved in OneVoice's grassroots campaigns.
New York, November 14, 2011—OneVoice Israel (OVI) youth activists attended the annual memorial rally of Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Saturday to honor his legacy and encourage youth participation in the peace process he worked to move forward.
Marking 16 years since Rabin’s assassination, the rally drew 10,000 individuals and such speakers as Yossi Sarid, who served as the Environment Minister under Rabin, and peacemaker Rabbi Menachem Froman.
“People showing up to this event already have a political opinion, so you aren’t fighting the same political battles,” said OVI youth leader Gabi Avner. “The rally was getting [OneVoice’s] recognition out to a wider audience who might later join the movement.”
In recent years, attendance at the rally has dropped dramatically, raising questions of whether Rabin’s legacy still endures. His daughter, Dalia Rabin, said this week it was time to find alternative ways to commemorate her father’s life.