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Rabin’s forgotten plan for two-state solution

Between 1993 and 1995, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had developed a vision for a permanent status agreement that is still espoused by many veterans of the Israeli security establishment.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a memorial ceremony for the late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem as Israel marks the 22nd anniversary of Rabin's killing by an ultra-nationalist Jewish assassin, November 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun - RC1D75149620
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In recent years, the official memorial day for late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has been a day of political controversy between the political left and right — between those who claim to continue the late prime minister’s peace legacy and those who rebuke the accusation that the incitement of the right over the signing of the Oslo Accord in 1993 led to the assassination of Rabin.

This year, Rabin’s son Yuval frankly confronted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the memorial service held at Rabin’s gravesite, saying that his father did not enact legislation against those who criticized him. “Rabin never passed the buck or whined — even when he was exposed to the terrible expressions of hatred. He was everybody’s prime minister,” argued Rabin. He was referring to legislation attempts by Netanyahu’s associates to protect the prime minister from police investigations.

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