A Fresh Push for Middle East Peace

Rabin urges Arabs and Israelis alike to give the process a chance

In his debut speech before Israel's parliament as the country's new Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin suggested that Arab heads of state come to Jerusalem to talk peace. Actually, Arab leaders have long had a standing invitation to do that, and Rabin was just repeating it -- predictably, to no avail. But the Prime Minister followed up with an extraordinary appeal to his own countrymen to shake off the siege mentality that until now has made the concessions required for peace too scary for them to contemplate. "No longer is it true," Rabin said, "that 'the whole world is against us.' We...

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