“What I said then, eh… is not important”

Chanoch Ne’eman – Shlishi, 10 Kislev, 5775 Jerusalem (c)

More on what really happened to Yitzchak Rabin, may his soul rest in peace.

Yitzchak Rabin’s minister of Health in 1995 was  a medical doctor. He was in the operating room, had seen Rabin’s body and its wounds. He served as a combat doctor in The IDF for several years, including during the Yom Kippur War. He was the government official who announced to the country outside the hospital that Rabin had died. As one can see in the videos of that night, the minister says The Prime Minister has died, after being shot three times: in the back, spleen and chest.

Years later, when an American news team asked this Dr.  why he said there were three shots including a chest wound, in contrast to the Shamgar report, which has two wounds and none in the chest, he replied, slowly, and looking very distraught, “Er… I think what I said then… is… eh… not very important now.”

Great explanation Doctor. Either you are a poor doctor or a good politician. But you can’t have your bullet and bite it too. Though I am sure the good doctor wishes very much he could bite the words he spoke on Israeli National TV that night in November 1995. But I disagree with the doctor’s demure later response to NBC quoted above that what he said then was not important now. Actually, I think it is highly significant. Because in the end, I think you probably are a better doctor than politician.

In 2008 this man started a new party and ran for the Knesset under the slogan “Now Let’s Fight Crime” (!) He was not successful. Listen, fighting crime starts at home, like charity, does it not?

Of course what he said on the night of the shooting was probably accurate. Too bad he was not man enough to stand by that later. But orders are orders, as the big Nazis said.

That first night, when Rabin accidentally died from the fake bullets, (see previous posts ) they had not time to iron out those little discrepancies yet. They probably also still did not know that the Comptroller’s Office had filmed the assassination.

My take on the matter is this. An old saying says “A bird in hand is worth two in the bush”. I would update it to say, “Two bullets in the Shamgar Report are worth three in the announcement of Dr. Bush.”


war doctor 1973                                With Rabin  1992


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