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“Powerful portrait of a man who should be remembered”

Yitzhak Rabin Center
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Owner description: The Yitzhak Rabin Center is the official memorial dedicated to the legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin. This must-see destination in Tel Aviv includes one of Israel’s newest museums, the state-of-the-art Israeli Museum, which is the only one of its kind in the country that explores the history and development of the modern democratic State using the biography of Yitzhak Rabin as a connecting thread. The compelling story of the modern state of Israel, the life of Yitzhak Rabin, along with internationally acclaimed architecture and breathtaking panoramic views of the city from its terraces, make the Yitzhak Rabin Center a must see destination for anyone visiting Israel. It can’t be missed! Tours are offered in English, Hebrew, Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian.
Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Powerful portrait of a man who should be remembered”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Great venue. Shows the man behind the name and more than just his death.
The place is very nicely put together, the images and videos are wonderful and informative. It might be tidious if you are not in the mood for a history lesson, but then again-it is a museum about Rabin so I don't know what else you might expect.

Visited November 2011
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“Probably the greatest and most moving museum you will ever visit”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

It will take you at least three hours. Take the audio tour. You will not regret having acted upon this recommendation.

Visited August 2012
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“Really nice museum of Israeli 20th century military/political history”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

First of all, some of the reviews seem to be confusing this museum with Rabin Square. This is a museum, it is not the square.

The museum is a little off the road (I thought I was walking into a military base to get there) and didn't have many visitors when I went, which is a pity, because it's a really nice museum.

The museum presents the political/military history of Israel during Rabin's lifetime, using his life and career as a sort of framing device. Most of the exhibits consist of presentations made from editing archival video footage clips together, while headphones provide a translated caption or an interpretive voiceover, which is often a reading of some quote by Rabin. The footage and voiceovers are well selected and acted (at least for English) and it's a great way to present the material, especially in a number of different languages. However, the headphones are kind of glitchy--they are supposed to pick up the audio automatically for whatever you are standing in front of, however some rooms have lots of video presentations close together and often I would get the audio for the neighboring presentation (and it's not always obvious when this is happening) or no audio at all. Sometimes I would find myself stepping forward and back and waving my headset around in front of a presentation to pick up the audio.

That aside, it's a great museum, with a nuanced and moving history of Israel, well-balanced coverage and excellent archival footage. Budget about 3.5 hours to see the whole thing.

Visited September 2012
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“Modern History Brought to Life”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We had been here for a guided tour on our last trip to Israel, but felt it needed more time, and ended up staying another 3 hours. It is remarkable how they use Rabin's life to discuss Israel's history. You also get a real sense of the qualities needed by a political leader, and how Rabin grew from his first stint as prime minister to his second. To watch the Arab leaders, like King Hussein, who came to Israel for his funeral was to get a real sense of the tragic loss the Middle East sustained when Rabin was murdered. Do not miss it. No reservations needed if you are going through on your own. Building seems rather isolated and out of the way. They will call a taxi. Very suitable for older children. Museum seems very non-commercial, but we were sorry none of Rabin's books or a museum guide were available for purchase.

Visited August 2012
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West Orange, New Jersey
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“Awe Inspiring”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This museum is dedicated to one of the truly great leaders of the twentieth century, and it was a privilege to tour the facility and learn of this unususal human being's accomplishments, and the tragedy of his martyrdum. No one should miss this opportunity. It made an indelible impression upon me.

Visited August 2012
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