One man’s family

29.10.2011                      01.Cheschwan. 5772                       Rosch Chodesch 2, Noach


One man's family

The underfunded Rabin Center, a series of business disputes, a new peace initiative and more are keeping Yitzhak Rabin's son and daughter very busy of late; the annual memorial rally, meanwhile, will be a private project this year.

"Children of the Prime Minister," the television series created by Noa Rothman, Yitzhak Rabin's granddaughter, presents the family of its fictitious prime minister Shaul Agmon as being in a state of continual crisis, culminating in a dramatic explosion. As the anniversary of the Rabin assassination approaches – 16 years since Rothman warmly eulogized her grandfather – the relationship between Noa's mother, Dalia Rabin, and her uncle, Yuval Rabin, the real prime minister's children, could surely provide material enough for a few juicy episodes.
Conversations with family members and associates indicate that Yuval Rabin's relationship with his sister Dalia has run aground, as has his relationship with his cousin Yiftah, the son of Yitzhak Rabin's sister Rachel Yaakov. A legal dispute involving business matters has been ongoing between Yuval Rabin and Yiftah Yaakov and is now in arbitration. He has hardly any contact with his sister, Dalia, say people who know the family….