- Rabin Square, Tel Aviv
Rabin Square is the main and largest open square in Tel Aviv. It’s situated on Ibn Gabirol street, surrounded by restaurants and cafes.
It was formerly known as “Kikar Malkhey Israel” (the kings of Israel square) but changed its name following the tragic day of November 4th 1995, when Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at the end of a peace rally that was held there.
In the beginning of the 20th century this area was covered with orchards, but they quickly disappeared as new buildings took their place in the late 1940’s, and in 1965 Tel Aviv city hall was built in the square and became its main feature.
In the southern part of the square, you’ll find a Holocaust memorial built by Yigal Tumarkin in 1975, and in the northern part, just next to the city hall entrance, a memorial commemorating the memory of Rabin.
Photos courtesy:the Israel Ministry of Tourism