SUN, JAN 26, 2:00 PM
Mandel JCC, Stonehill Auditorium, 26001 S Woodland Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122
Enter via the Stonehill Door located on the South side of the building.
$5 General Admission; Free with advance registration for Members of Maltz Museum, Mandel JCC, or CWRU-Siegal Lifelong Learning
Join us for a special screening of the 2019 Israeli thriller film, Incitement, which profiles Yigal Amir in the year leading up to his assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Winner of the 2019 Ophir Award for Best Picture and selected as the Israeli entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, Incitement, makes its Cleveland debut on Sunday, January 26, with a talk-back by Dalia Rabin, Chair of The Yitzhak Rabin Center, former Israeli-politician, and Yitzhak Rabin’s daughter. She will be joined by Israeli Ambassador Ido Aharoni.
Presented by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in partnership with Mandel JCC and CWRU — Siegal Life-long Learning.
Watch an interview with the director and lead actor.
January 26 is coincidentally International Holocaust Memorial Day, and so we recall Rabin’s words from a 1993 speech on the grounds of Auschwitz where he said,
“Wherever we tread, throughout the land of Israel, the memory of the Holocaust, its trauma and its oppression and its lesson, accompanies us on our way. We have not been broken. Faced with the helplessness of this place confronting this terrible desperation and the processions to the firing squads, gallows, gas chambers and crematoria – and yet the people of Israel live on. We rose from the dust of the victims, and we established a nation and people of moral fiber, of culture and spirit, of military strength. Fifty years later and we have today enough forces and spiritual power in order to stand the tests of time, to confront enemies, to build a home and provide a shelter for the persecuted. We have within us the strength and the will to strike at all evil – as well as the strength and the will to reach out towards peace and towards our enemies.”
As prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin embraced the Israeli–Palestinian peace process. He signed several historic agreements with the Palestinian leadership as part of the Oslo Accords. In 1994, Rabin won the Nobel Peace Prize together with long-time political rival Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Rabin also signed a peace treaty with Jordan in 1994. In November 1995, he was assassinated by an extremist named Yigal Amir, who opposed the terms of the Oslo Accords. Amir was arrested and convicted of Rabin’s murder; he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Rabin was the first native-born prime minister of Israel, the only prime minister to be assassinated. Rabin has become a symbol of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.
Register early to ensure a seat.
This event is made possible through the generosity of Dworkin & Bernstein and Lindsay & Aaron David Miler