BENGALURU: The roles of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, were discussed by a panel of two scholars, at an event organized by the General Israeli Consuls to South India here on Sunday.
The panellists – one of India and the other of Israel – spoke about the lives and deaths of both leaders, the similarities and memories of the day when the both were murdered. The event was held to commemorate both leaders.
The panelist was Professor Vijay Padaki, induction faculty at the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-B) and visiting teacher at the Indian Science Institute (IISc), and Professor Gadi Ariav, associate teacher, Technology and Information Management systems , Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Professor Padaki said that Gandhi was a complex person who was struggling with many issues in his life. "When you are in control, see Gandhi very different. Even his ideas for violence were not complicated," he said.
Gandhi and Rabin's deaths were murders that were a shock to the relevant countries. In remembrance of Rabin's death, Professor Ariav said he was an entertaining, unexpected event in Israel. Professor Padaki said that murders had been fairly common throughout history, and all of them rose because people could not deal with their differences. "The basic psychology is the same when whole communities are eliminated when they stand in someone's way," he said.
Professor Ariav noted that one difference between Gandhi and Rabin was that Rabin's story was still controversial in Israel, unlike Gandhi's undesirable status as Mahatma & # 39; and nation. "" Maybe 23 years, the time since Rabin's death, is a long time to get a decision, "he added.