Yitzhak Rabin

The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995 marks a sad watershed in the history of the Middle East conflict. Yigal Amir, the right-wing Israeli student who gunned down his Prime Minister, attacked not only the man, but a dream to bring peace to our region.

It was ironic that Prime Minister Rabin died celebrating an agreement whose foundations had been laid by others: the 1993 Oslo accords that created the Palestinian Authority. His Foreign Minister, Shimon Peres, had held talks with the Palestinian leadership in total secrecy under the auspices of Norway, and I could...

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