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    • Basil
    • 03.12.09 | 07:13 (IST)

    There is a serious problem with comparing Rabin to Netanyahu. Rabin was killed in 1995. That's 14 years ago. Much time has passed. Rabin was willing to give the Golan to Syria. He shook Arafat's hand, and he spoke clearly about how killing brings only sorrow, and he said, "No more killing". Though I don't think he went far enough, the general actually did make somewhat of a sincere conversion. Netanyahu made his statements to kind of deal with American and European criticism. This is not out of conviction. In the 1990s, Netanyahu also tried to play with words to foster a certain image for himself and Israel in front of the world. It's just spin. His government still builds settlements, kicks out people from East Jerusalem. I am not sure how that's to the Left of Rabin.

    from the article: Netanyahu is positioning himself left of Rabin
    First published 02:02 03.12.09 | Last updated 09:25 03.12.09
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