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The years go by, the name changes and the memory is fading. It isn’t fading of its own accord. Someone is seeing to it. It is 17 years this month since that Saturday, the 4th of November, at the square named for the Kings of Israel.

The shock that struck the land gave rise only to candles – nothing more. The focus on the search for domestic peace in the Jewish home in the wake of Yitzhak Rabin’s...