Journalist Eitan Haber Death – Obituary | Dead – Passed Away
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Journalist Eitan Haber passed away today (Wednesday) at the age of 80, after battling cancer.
He is among those responsible for organizing events to sign agreements with Jordan, the Oslo Accords, the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize and the UNESCO Prize.
May He Rest In Peace
Former Israeli journalist and publicist, Eitan Haber, passed away several hours ago. He was best known as the late Prime Minister Rabin’s close advisor and confidante. He is vividly remembered as the person who announced Rabin’s death “The government of Israel announces in dismay, in great sadness, and in deep sorrow, the death of prime minister and minister of defense Yitzhak Rabin, who was murdered by an assassin, tonight in Tel Aviv”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the passing of the late Eitan Haber:
“I regret the passing of the late Eitan Haber, who was among the pillars of Israeli journalism for decades.
Haber won a name for himself as a thorough and credible man of letters. The security of Israel topped his concerns and he wrote about it in clear, original and fascinating language. His many books, which enrich the shelf of military literature, are of historical value.
Eitan Haber assisted several leaders of the state, especially the late Yitzhak Rabin. We will never forget his emotional and dramatic announcement about the shocking murder. As head of the Prime Minister’s bureau, he was imbued with a sense of mission and dedication to his position. He was – inter alia – on the team that paved the way to the peace agreement with Jordan.
I remember my many conversations with Eitan over the years and the insights that I gained from his knowledge and his experience.
I send my sincerest condolences to his family.
May his memory be blessed.”
Just as we are preparing to commemorate 25 years since the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin comes the sad news that his longtime advisor and bureau chief Eitan Haber has passed away at the age of 80.
Haber was a journalist and publicist who became Rabin’s media advisor in 1985 which was the start of a decade long association and friendship between the two. It was Eitan Haber who delivered the devastating news on the night Rabin had been shot that he had passed away: “The government of Israel announces in dismay, in great sadness, and in deep sorrow, the death of prime minister and minister of defence Yitzhak Rabin, who was murdered by an assassin, tonight in Tel Aviv. May his memory be blessed,” announced Haber to a shock nation.
He was known for writing many of Rabin’s speeches and then eulogised him at his funeral:
“Yitzhak, this is the final speech. There will be no others. For a generation, for more than 35 years, you have been my guide, my leader, and like a second father to me. Five minutes before the man who shot drew his gun, you sang “The Song of Peace” from a lyric sheet which was handed to you in order, like you always said, not to mumble the words. Yitzhak, you know you had a thousand good qualities, a thousand advantages, you were great, yet singing was not your strong point. You faked the words just a little bit during the song and afterwards, folded the page into four equal parts, as always, and put it into your jacket pocket.”
The lyrics were found blood-stained in his pocket and Haber then read the words of the song for the world to hear the message:
“Let the sun rise/ And give the morning light,
The purest prayer/ Will not bring us back
He whose candle was snuffed out/ And was buried in the dust
A bitter cry won’t wake him/ Won’t bring him back
Nobody will return us/ From the dead dark pit
Here — neither the victory cheer/ Nor songs of praise will help.
So — sing only a song for peace/ Do not whisper a prayer
Better sing a song for peace/ With a big shout.”
And now, we mourn another great loss.
May Eitan Haber’s memory be forever blessed.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.