Sun 1/26 @ 2PM
The 2019 Israeli film Incitement, released in the U.S. this month, is a thriller based on the true story of Yigar Amir, the Israeli law student and angry religious fanatic who, in 1995, assassinated prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. The previous year, Rabin had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Oslo Accords, brokering peace between Israelis and Palestinians, a move which outraged extremists such as Amir.
The film has its Cleveland debut this week at the Mandel Center’s Stonehill Auditorium, in a screening co-sponsored by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage. It will be followed by a talkback with veteran Israeli diplomat, Ambassador Ido Aharoni, native Cleveland Middle East scholar/author Aaron Davis Miller, and Rabin’s daughter Dalia Rabin, who is chair of the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv.
General admission is $5; Maltz Museum members are free.