ASSASSINATION AFTERMATH : Grave Site Among Israel’s Founding Heroes
Assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin will be buried with full military honors today on a Jerusalem hilltop where the father of modern Zionism and numerous Israeli leaders and war heroes lie. The murdered premier will be buried at the Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jewish West Jerusalem, where the remains of Zionist founder Theodor Herzl were reinterred in 1949, a year after the creation of the Jewish state. Former Prime Ministers Levi Eshkol and Golda Meir found their last resting place in the panoramic burial ground on the edge of the Jerusalem Forest of pine and cypress trees.
Jewish groups around Southern California are planning memorial services throughout today to mark the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Civic and religious leaders are scheduled to attend several of the services.
10 a.m. Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles. Gov. Wilson will lead the memorial service.
3 p.m. Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Featuring a representative of the Israeli Consulate.
7 p.m. In front of the Israeli Consulate, 6380 Wilshire Blvd. The street will be closed between San Vicente and Crescent Heights, and Gov. Wilson and Mayor Riordan are expected to attend the memorial.
Other services include:
7 p.m. Temple Sinai of Glendale, 1212 N. Pacific Avenue, Glendale
7 p.m. Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino
7:30 p.m. Temple Etz Chaim, 1080 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks
7:45 p.m. Shorei Torah Synagogue, 7401 Shoup Ave., West Hills
8 p.m. Westwood Sanctuary, Stephen S. Wise Temple, 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive, Los Angeles