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The Legacy Of Rabin

October 31, 2010 00:41

15 years on we remember the murder of Yitzchak Rabin. I remember the day very clearly, being at a family simcha, somone came in with the news, the TV went on and everyone crowded round in disbelief.

What we should remember today is that whilst being the "darling of the left" Rabin strongly opposed a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria and generally took a relatively hawkish stance within the Labor Party.

In an interview with Time magazine shortly after the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, Rabin was asked about the apparent softening at the time of the Labor Party's traditional opposition to a Palestinian state. He responded unequivocally, "No. I am against this. I oppose the creation of an independent Palestinian state between Israel and Jordan…" etc etc

The idea of this so-called state does not come from the traditional left rather it comes from the extreme left and as we can all see today it will never become a reality.

October 31, 2010 00:41

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