The World: Message to America from Israel's Premier Yitzhak Rabin

As part of our Bicentennial observance, TIME asked leaders of nations around the world to address the American people through the pages of TIME on how they view the U.S. and what they hope—and expect—from the nation in the years ahead. This message from Premier Yitzhak Rabin of Israel is the ninth in the series.

I write from the standpoint of a small democracy addressing itself to the largest and most powerful democracy in the world. I write, too, from the standpoint of a people that sees in the American idea and value system a reflection of its own heritage.

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