Yitzhak Rabin: Was He So Different?
Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated in 1995. One month before this disaster happened, he spoke in the Knesset. He laid down a foundation that Netanyahu has been following, but Netanyahu has made even a few more concessions.Rabin was a Nobel Pece Prize recipient. He was committed to peace as all of Israelis are. Those ideals that he held to are now being fought against by the United States. He stated that Israel was to remain a Jewish state. and next to it would be a Palestinian entity-not a state. Israel's borders were to be beyond the Six Day War and would not return to the 4 June 1967 lines. Jerusalem was to be united and include both Ma'ale Adumim and Givaat Ze'ev. It was our capital of Israel under Israel's rule. The security border of Israel was to be in the Jordan Valley. Changes he saw were including the addition of Gush Etzion, Efrat, Beitar and other communities in the area east of what was the Green Line before the Six-Day War, and the establishment of settlements in Judea and Samaria like the one in Gush Katif. Netanyahu is expanding this belief to an actual state of Palestine and not an entity if possible and that would depend on peaceful living next door to Israel, I would imagine. They need to want to be able to get along with Israel and not keep harping on wiping them out. It would also depend on what is developing in Gaza, and so far it's not good. The Palestinians are not of one mind and this is necessary. Right now the Obama government is criticizing Israel while saying they are friends and are on the verge of imposing solutions of their own that will not be warrented. They should look back and review our history and see just how Rabin felt. We have made concessions. This causes us to ponder as to whether or not they should have even been made considering the outcome of attacks we have received. I think Netanyahu was believing in the miracle of the Palestinians actually wanting their own state and desirous of peace with Israel. Resource: http://Mitchell Bard from Forward.com