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Rabin's son says Israelis ready for regional agreement

In an interview with Al-Monitor shortly before the commemoration of Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, his son Yuval Rabin called for a regional agreement.
Yuval Rabin, son of late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and one of the writers of the initiative, takes part in a news conference about a peace initiative in Tel Aviv April 6, 2011. Former Israeli security chiefs have drafted a new peace plan they hope to use as a platform to pressure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to renew deadlocked talks with the Palestinians. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY HEADSHOT) - RTR2KVJ5
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When asked whether he can truly envisage a scenario in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who heads a distinctly right-wing government, would initiate diplomatic negotiations on a regional arrangement between Israel and the Arab states, Yuval Rabin says, “It’s not so far-fetched.”

In an interview with Al-Monitor before the memorial ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of the assassination of his father, late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, he says, “Bibi [Netanyahu] was the one who talked about new regional opportunities — before and after Operation Protective Edge. That’s why he should be held to what he spoke about, and now is the time.”

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