The significance of Rabin Square lies in its history and purpose, not in its design. Originally called Kings of Israel Square, it was renamed after the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at a November 1995 peace rally. Today, Rabin Square still serves as the site locals flock to for peace rallies and various protests, but live music events and a popular annual book fair are also held there. On the north end of the square is Tel Aviv’s City Hall, which contains the city’s archives, and whose notorious blue and purple window curtains can be seen from a distance.
Rabin Square is bordered by Ibn Gvirol Street to the East, Frishman Street to the South and Chen Boulevard to the West