Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995)

Office of the Prime Minister, the Knesset, Jerusalem
19 April 1975

Rabin was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office (1974-77, 1992) until his assassination in 1995. For his role in the creation of the Oslo Accords, he was awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize.

Reflecting on the sitting in his diary later that evening, Schwartz lamented the course the conversation had taken. ‘I might have gotten some more relaxed pictures of him if I’d spoken less of the economic situation and more about photography and his grandchild.’

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation

Photo © The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation