Itzhak Rabin was shot as a huge rally of his supporters was closing down. I participated in that rally, and was walking home, listening to the radio coverage of the rally when they announced shots were heard in the Malkey Israel square (later renamed Rabin Square), where the rally was taking place.

There was a great feeling of euphoria in that rally. I remember the people walking home, singing in the streets, laughing. I went running back towards the square, and people were looking at me, wondering why I was so worried. I saw a car driving madly along the street, which later I learned was the car carrying the wounded Rabin to the nearby hospital.

By the time I got to the square, they already got hold of the shooter, Yigal Amir, and there was a lot of confusion. The Hebrew pop song that was playing over the PA when I left was still playing, "My Country Is A Beautiful Tropic One", how ironic.

It was then that I realized that my country is insane.