WORDS AND CONSEQUENCES

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TIME's Johanna McGeary says Israelis are still trying to gauge whether the mainstream right contributed to the killing: "The political debate here has become incredibly vicious and personal. The far right has been saying Rabin's a traitor, Rabin's a Nazi, and it's OK to kill such a person. This assassination grew out of a vitriolic atmosphere that the extreme right translated trading land for peace into betraying the Jews. There was a period a few months ago where the extreme right advocated killing Rabin and the mainstream right never disavowed it."