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“An important (yet not flawless) museum.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yitzhak Rabin Center

Yitzhak Rabin Center
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Private Day Tour: Jaffa to Tel Aviv and the Yitzhak Rabin Museum
Ranked #5 of 258 things to do in Tel Aviv
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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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1,937 reviews
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“An important (yet not flawless) museum.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is a very interesting and important museum about the slain Israeli prime minister – Yitzhak Rabin.
The numerous exhibits display different stages in Rabin's life, which are entwined with the State of Israel (even back to the days before the establishment of the state in 1948).
While this IS a good museum, I somehow got the feeling it over-glorifies Rabin and rather ignores his personal and political faults.
This is understandable, however, one ought to get himself educated and get the entire story of Rabin's life – including the "less-than-glorious" parts.
The audio tour will take about 2-3 hours.

Visited May 2012
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English first
Kfar Saba, Israel
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“Well worth a visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Educational without being didactic. The organization of the exhibit is easy to follow and, at the same time, eye-catching and easily accessible. The final memorial area is moving. All in all, it upsets me that more people don't seem to visit. Also, the Center has gone out of its way to show Rabin's focus on peace. The writing is in Hebrew, English, and Arabic, but the population that attends is not as multi-cultural as it should be. A pity! It's a must see on any level.

Visited July 2012
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New York City, New York
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“A must!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

During my recent trip to Israel, I spent over 3 hours at the Yithak Rabin Center which presents a chronological view of the late Prime Minister's life which also gives great insight into Israeli history. The story is told through excellent photos and videos.

Visited January 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Real Tel-Aviv”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Sure, its just a square. Not impressive in any way, except for a small lotus pond thats been newly put there. But this is true Tel-Aviv. Every Tel-Avivian spends time here. If its on the way to the theatre, or out to the Brasserie (an excellent eatery open all night) or to smoke a J next to the pond for a quick session with some friends, Kikar Rabin is Tel-Aviv.

Visited January 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Don't miss this museum...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is one of the lesser know museums in Israel but was on my list nonetheless and it completely took me by surprise. It is one of the most well-done museum exhibits that I have ever visited. The museum covers the life of Yithak Rabin, Israel's assassinated prime minister. His life unfolds to you through the lens of both Israeli history and world history, providing great frameworks for what was going on during each decade. Each visitor is given an audio headset that is triggered when you move close to an exhibit. It should be the first stop for people who no nothing about Israeli history. Everything is completely interactive. It costs 50NIS (about $12US) for adults but is free the week of November that commemorates his death.

Visited November 2012
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