Myth: Prime Minister Netanyahu has backtracked on Prime Minister Rabin’s positions regarding peace with the Palestinians. | Jewish Virtual Library
On November 4, 2015, Israelis and all those who long for peace will mourn the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. The role Rabin played in the defense of his country as a soldier, diplomat and politician should never be forgotten. In 1993, he took the courageous step of recognizing the PLO and negotiating a peace agreement with Yasser Arafat that for a brief period offered hope for an end to the conflict. Alas, by reneging on the commitment to end terror and, instead, intensifying the murderous attacks on Israeli civilians, the Palestinians squandered perhaps their best chance for achieving their stated goal of Independence….