Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier of Peace

THE SOLDIER LIVED TO BECOME A MAN OF PEACE, YET THE MAN of peace met the death of a soldier, his body torn by bullets. Perhaps there is no contradiction in the first part of the statement, only a paradox. We justify war by saying that it begets peace, that through death we bring life, and so on. By this logic, the Yitzhak Rabin who led Israel's army to triumph in the Six Day War shares everything but tactics with the Yitzhak Rabin who shook the hand of Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn. The warrior and the conciliator form...

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