Shalom Haver (Goodbye, Friend)

19 years ago, on November 4, 1995, Israel’s then prime minister Yitzhak Rabin was publicly assassinated due to his peace efforts. After his death, the site of the assassination in Tel Aviv became a an instant memorial. People left flowers, made artwork and wrote comments on the walls commemorating him, giving voice to the overwhelming public grief and shock. I was an art student at the time and documented some of the graffiti – a touching, collective Israeli artwork. Here’s a piece of it. 

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