Killing the King: 20 Years Rabin's Murder

Monday, November 9, 2015, Filene Auditorium, 4:00 pm

How the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister changed Israeli politics.

Killing of a King relates the parallel stories of Yitzhak Rabin and his assassin Yigal Amir over the two years leading up to the assassination, as one of them plotted the deals he hoped would lead to peace and the other plotted murder. Only through the prism of the murder is it possible to understand Israel today, from the paralysis in peacemaking to the fraught relationship between Netanyahu and Obama.

Dan Ephron served as the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek and The Daily Beast where he covered both the rally when Rabin was assassinated and the subsequent murder trial.