Wednesday, January 2, 2013

In case you thought the defunct Yitzhak Rabin was a peace maker

Rabin-Arafat Handshake 
Rabin formally opposed a Palestinian state more than a year after White House handshake, letter from 1994 shows
More than a year after his hesitant handshake on the White House lawn with PLO leader Yasser Arafat in September 1993, prime minister Yitzhak Rabin remained formally opposed to a Palestinian state, a December 1994 letter signed by his top aide makes plain.
The brief missive, dated December 25, 1994, and made available to The Times of Israel on Monday, states: “Concerning your letter to the prime minister with regard to a Palestinian state I am replying: The prime minister is of the opinion that there is no room for a Palestinian state.”


  1. Love the use of the word "defunct" to describe Rabin's demise! It's so appropriately disrespectful.

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