Israel began a two-week observance commemorating the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. President Moshe Katsav lit a memorial candle at a ceremony at his official residence here in Jerusalem. International VIPs will attend a conference in memory of Rabin in the coastal town of Netanya next week, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia. Rabin was gunned down at a peace rally by a militant Orthodox Jew opposed to his policy of handing Biblical territory over to the Palestinians.
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