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Benjamin Netanyahu, chairman of Israel's conservative Likud party, claims in an editorial in The New York Times Friday that he and his opposition party are being unfairly implicated in the assassination of Rabin. Though he did not mention Leah Rabin, whose public criticism of Netanyahu startled Israelis, he decried the "extraordinary barrage of calumny" he said had been leveled at him. Netanyahu claims that he suggested to Rabin a few weeks ago that the two leaders meet and "jointly declare the need to shun verbal and physical violence in this crucial debate." The Likud leader invited acting Prime Minister Shimon Peres to do the same.