Israeli criminal serving life in prison for the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Described as a Jewish extremist, he attempted to justify his murder on religious grounds during his trial.
He served in the Israeli army, where he was allowed to continue his religious studies as a Hesder. He then studied at Bar-Ilan University, where he protested the Oslo Accords.
While imprisoned, he served nearly two decades in solitary confinement. He married Larisa Tomblover while incarcerated and had a son with her.
He was born to Shlomo and Geula Amir and grew up with seven siblings.
After the assassination, Shimon Peres took over as prime minister.