Twenty years ago, the prime minister of Israel was assassinated. The killer was a lone gunman, Israeli and Jewish, just like the prime minister. Lots of witnesses saw it happen; the assassin confessed immediately, that night, and has never recanted. But today, oddly, lots of people don’t believe it happened that way. And a question hangs over the country: did this act change the fate of the nation?
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We turn to the accomplice, the interrogator, the pathologist, a gunshot analyst in Carefree, Arizona, and many others.
Reporter Dan Ephron's book, Killing a King, is now available in paperback. Watch a recording of Ira Glass, Nancy Updike, and Dan Ephron discussing the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin at the New York Public Library.
Ephron takes the shirt Rabin was wearing on the night of the assassination from Israel to the U.S. to have it examined by a gunshot expert. A right-wing activist describes what the assassination meant to her and her settler movement -- a political victory. Hagai, the accomplice, argues with his mother over the details of the murder, and it becomes clear that even she believes in the conspiracy theories.