Event Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 6:30 pm
Ira Glass: Why The Assassination Of Yitzhak Rabin Still Divides Israelis 20 Years Later
On the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Ira Glass, the host of This American Life, interviews the show’s longtime producer Nancy Updike and her husband Dan Ephron, former Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek. Both have covered the Middle East for years; Ephron has written a new book about the murder called “Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel,” while Updike is producing an episode about the assassination for the radio show.
Glass will lead a discussion about why the assassination still spawns conspiracy theories, public shouting matches, and fierce political divisions.
This special event presented by WBUR will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
This event is free but registration is required. Click here to register for the event.