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Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin was an Israeli politician and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77, 1992 until his assassination in 1995. Rabin was born in Jerusalem to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants and was raised in a Labor Zionist household, he excelled as a student. He led a 27-year career as a soldier; as a teenager he joined the commando force of the Yishuv. He rose through its ranks to become its chief of operations during Israel's War of Independence, he joined the newly formed Israel Defense Forces in late 1948 and continued to rise as a promising officer. He helped shape the training doctrine of the IDF in the early 1950s, led the IDF's Operations Directorate from 1959 to 1963, he was appointed Chief of the General Staff in 1964 and oversaw Israel's victory in the 1967 Six-Day War. Rabin served as Israel's ambassador to the United States from 1968 to 1973, during a period of deepening U. S.–Israel ties. He was appointed Prime Minister of Israel after the resignation of Golda Meir.

In his first term, Rabin ordered the Entebbe raid. He resigned in 1977 in the wake of a financial scandal. Rabin was Israel's minister of defense for much of the 1980s, including during the outbreak of the First Intifada. In 1992, Rabin was re-elected as prime minister on a platform embracing the Israeli–Palestinian peace process, he signed several historic agreements with the Palestinian leadership as part of the Oslo Accords. In 1994, Rabin won the Nobel Peace Prize together with long-time political rival Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Rabin signed a peace treaty with Jordan in 1994. In November 1995, he was assassinated by an extremist named Yigal Amir, who opposed the terms of the Oslo Accords. Amir was convicted of Rabin's murder. Rabin was the first native-born prime minister of Israel, the only prime minister to be assassinated and the second to die in office after Levi Eshkol. Rabin has become a symbol of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process. Rabin was born at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on 1 March 1922, Mandatory Palestine, to Nehemiah and Rosa Rabin, immigrants of the Third Aliyah, the third wave of Jewish immigration to Palestine from Europe.

Nehemiah was born Nehemiah Rubitzov in the shtetl Sydorovychi near Ivankiv in the southern Pale of Settlement. His father Menachem died when he was a boy, Nehemiah worked to support his family from an early age. At the age of 18, he emigrated to the United States, where he joined the Poale Zion party and changed his surname to Rabin. In 1917, Nehemiah Rabin went to Mandatory Palestine with a group of volunteers from the Jewish Legion. Yitzhak's mother, Rosa Cohen, was born in 1890 in Mogilev in Belarus, her father, a rabbi, opposed the Zionist movement and sent Rosa to a Christian high school for girls in Gomel, which gave her a broad general education. Early on, Rosa took an interest in social causes. In 1919, she traveled to Palestine on the steamship Ruslan. After working on a kibbutz on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, she moved to Jerusalem. Rabin's parents met in Jerusalem during the 1920 Nebi Musa riots, they moved to Tel Aviv's Chlenov Street near Jaffa in 1923. Nehemiah became a worker for the Palestine Electric Corporation and Rosa was an accountant and local activist.

She became a member of the Tel Aviv City Council. The family moved again in 1931 to a two-room apartment on Hamagid Street in Tel Aviv. Rabin grew up in Tel Aviv, he enrolled in the Tel Aviv Beit Hinuch Leyaldei Ovdim in 1928 and completed his studies there in 1935. The school taught the children agriculture as well as Zionism. Rabin received good marks in school, but he was so shy that few people knew he was intelligent. In 1935, Rabin enrolled at an agricultural school on kibbutz Givat Hashlosha that his mother founded, it was here in 1936 at the age of 14 that Rabin joined the Haganah and received his first military training, learning how to use a pistol and stand guard. He joined HaNoar HaOved. In 1937, he enrolled at the two-year Kadoorie Agricultural High School, he excelled in a number of agriculture-related subjects but disliked studying English language—the language of the British "enemy." He aspired to be an irrigation engineer, but his interest in military affairs intensified in 1938, when the ongoing Arab revolt worsened.

A young Haganah sergeant named Yigal Allon a general in the IDF and prominent politician, trained Rabin and others at Kadoorie. Rabin finished at Kadoorie in August 1940. For part of 1939, the British closed Kadoorie, Rabin joined Allon as a military policeman at Kibbutz Ginosar until the school re-opened; when he finished school, Rabin considered studying irrigation engineering on scholarship at the University of California, although he decided to stay and fight in Palestine. Rabin married Leah Schlossberg during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. Leah Rabin was working at the time as a reporter for a Palmach newspaper, they had two children and Yuval. Rabin was non-religious. In 1941, during his practical training at kibbutz Ramat Yohanan, Rabin joined the newly formed Palmach section of the Haganah, under the influence of Yigal Allon. Rabin could not yet operate a machine gun, dri

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale – Music from the TV Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale – Music from the TV Series is the second Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack album, following on from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album. Radio Sunnydale concentrates on Buffy's fifth to seventh seasons, though a few tracks from earlier seasons are included, it was released to coincide with the end of the show, in autumn 2003. The most striking aspect of the album is that two drastically different versions were produced, one for the USA and one for the UK; the US version featured only twelve tracks, while the UK version removed the tracks by Joey Ramone, Sarah McLachlan and Blur but added twelve more, making a total of 21 tracks. The artwork for the two versions is completely different, with the UK's being much brighter; the Australia and Latin America releases are identical to the UK version. The soundtrack is now out of print in both the US and the UK; the Breeders – "Buffy Main Title Theme" Joey Ramone – "Stop Thinking About It" The Dandy Warhols – "Bohemian Like You" Nikka Costa – "Everybody Got Their Something" dēvics – "Key" Lunatic Calm – "Sound of the Revolution" Dashboard Prophets – "Ballad for Dead Friends" Angie Hart – "Blue" Aimee Mann – "Pavlov's Bell" Blur – "There's No Other Way" Sarah McLachlan – "Prayer of Saint Francis" Robert Duncan – "The Final Fight" The Breeders – "Buffy Main Title Theme" The Dandy Warhols – "Bohemian Like You" Nikka Costa – "Everybody Got Their Something" Christophe Beck – "Dead Guys with Bombs" dēvics – "Key" Lunatic Calm – "Sound of the Revolution" Dashboard Prophets – "Ballad for Dead Friends" Angie Hart – "Blue" Aimee Mann – "Pavlov's Bell" Alison Krauss – "That Kind of Love" Aberdeen – "Sink or Float" Patty Medina – "Still Life" Laika – "Black Cat Bone" Man of the Year – "Just as Nice" Melanie Doane – "I Can't Take My Eyes off You" Fonda – "The Sun Keeps Shining on Me" Halo Friendlies – "Run Away" Emiliana Torrini – "Summerbreeze" Cibo Matto – "Sugar Water" Robert Duncan – "The Final Fight" Nerf Herder – "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme"

Premier Airways

Premier Airways is a low fare airline project based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It had proposed to launch low cost regional scheduled services, for which it received a No Objection Certificate from the Ministry of Civil Aviation in June 2014; the NOC has since expired. The Public Limited company was founded in August 2005 by a group of Non Resident Indian entrepreneurs. Premier Airways Ltd, which owns the Easy Air brand, is promoted by US-based Umapathy Pinghapani, was to be a low-cost carrier modelled on the lines of Southwest Airlines; the promoters planned to fund USD 20 million of the USD 60 million project. The airline planned to purchase 40 Airbus A320 NEO aircraft worth $4.3 billion and aims to start in the last quarter of 2015 or the first quarter of 2016 with leased aircraft