Records from inside the District Court, 19/12/1995-26/3/1996
20th Anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination
The trial of assassin Yigal Amir was held in the Tel Aviv district courtroom, on 19 December 1995. Being shocking by nature, the trial stirred ample international interest and as news teams, reporters and photographers were forbidden from entering the courtroom, networks and news agencies turned to young artist Jack Jano, then a set decorator with the Israeli Television, and sent him to work: he was to record proceedings in court, which they were in turn to broadcast on their news editions.
Jano sat in the courtroom and took hundreds of sketches, using different technics. These were featured in news editions around the world and as the trial concluded, Jano had them bundled up and stashed in his mountain-top studio, among the hundreds of other sketches scattered there.