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Song and Poem in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin

Barack Obama Mandela, ‘Peace Prophet,’ served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and United States Army.

After serving as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and United States Army, I decided to write this song and poem in honor of Prime Minister Yizhak Rabin. I hope the Yitzhak Rabin Center will use this song and poem to promote the vision and mission of Yitzhak Rabin.

Touched by an Angel named Yitzhak Rabin     

A song and poem

Dedicated to the

Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv   

by Barack Obama Mandela

I truly believe                                                                                         

That it’s Rabin’s spirit I feel 

on the breeze                                          

That you’re right here walking next to me                                               

 Like an angel of God, you set me free

I cannot understand                                                                              

You tried to bring peace to our land                                                          

Now your soul is in God’s hand                                                          

Was your life part of God’s plan?

The Holy Spirit inspires Israel and makes her new                               

And God’s mercy is so perfect and true

God’s holy blessing gives us sight                                                            

And it keeps our divine souls burning bright                                       

 Let Arabs and Jews make peace tonight

The LORD has called my name                                                               

And I left behind all my shame                                                            

And I was healed from all my pain

My soul has been saved                                                                            

I finally have the peace I always craved

I am blessed by God just like a dream                                                    

Now I am touched by an angel named Yitzhak Rabin

I truly believe                                                                                          

That it’s Rabin’s spirit I feel on the breeze                                                

That you’re right here walking next to me                                         

 Like an angel of God, you set me free

The End

This song and poem is part of the “Peace Prophet” series which is inspired by “Peace Pilgrim” (Mildred Lisette Norman) who was an American peace activist who passed away in 1981. Barack Obama Mandela—known as “Peace Prophet”—earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with a specialization in International Law. He is a protégé of the late Professor Stefan A. Riesenfeld.

About the Author
Licensed Attorney. I earned a Doctor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1997). I earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside (1994). I was an international student at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Law (1991-1992) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law (Summer 1996). I am a military veteran of the United States Air Force, United States Army, and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). I am a laureate of the National Defense Service Medal from the Pentagon (2006). I am a financial donor to following: Harvard Law, Yale Law, Stanford Law, Berkeley Law, UC Hastings College of the Law, UC Davis Law, Columbine High School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Phillips Exeter Academy, Sidwell Friends School, Viewpoint School, Beverly Hills High School, Eton College in the United Kingdom, Special Olympics, Children's Defense Fund, Obama Foundation, Clinton Foundation, Barbra Streisand Foundation, Princeton University, Florida A&M, Howard University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and the British Red Cross. I am former special assistant and staff attorney to Governor Pete Wilson of California. I was public affairs assistant to US Senator Barbara Boxer and Mayor Ehud Olmert of Jerusalem and Jerusalem spokesperson Haggai Elias.
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