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Feb 20, 2014

Yitzchak Rabin to join the IDF

Yitzchak Rabin will be joining the IDF...

no, that is not a throwback headline... it is current.

According to NRG, shortly after the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin, 18 years ago, a new mother in Jordan named her baby after the slain Israeli prime minister - Yitzchak Rabin (I wonder - is that his last name or does he have a different last name?).. At some point they had to abandon their lives in Jordan after suffering much abuse due to his name.

Momma and little Yitzchak Rabin ended up living in Eilat, but still had Israeli bureaucracy to deal with. They wanted Israeli citizenship. Eventually, it would have been time for little Yitzchak to serve in the IDF, if he would be a citizen, but he never received his draft notice - because he is not a citizen. But that wasn't good enough for little Yitzchak. Yitzchak Rabin insisted on his right to serve his country.

This week Minister of Interior Gideon Saar personally went down to Eilat and granted Yitzchak Rabin and Momma Rabin their blue teudat zehut.

With a name like Yitzchak Rabin, I have to wonder if they qualified for citizenship based on the Law of Return...

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1 comment:

  1. Very nice story. Enjoyed the punchline!


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