WATCH: Merv Griffin Interviews Yitzhak Rabin in Israel, 1976

In 1976, American television host Merv Griffin came to Israel, where he interviewed Yitzhak Rabin, who was then Israel’s Prime Minister (he would of course be PM a second time from 1992 until his assassination in 1995).

It is a fascinating interview, done in a very relaxed way (after they played tennis!) Besides giving insight into Rabin’s beliefs about Israel and peace, it also shows a different side to the man who supposedly had no sense of humor – he comes up with a few zingers here, especially the one about the Shah of Iran.

It ends with Merv Griffin giving high praise for Israel and her people.



David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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