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The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin has produced varying responses in the Arab world-from the public grief of King Hussein to the much more circumspect analyses excerpted here

By prospect   December 1995

Al Hayat

November 8th 1995

To achieve peace, Israel needs to erase much of its militaristic culture and abandon its biblical dreams. The Arab states do not face so many difficulties in accepting peace, however reluctantly they may be doing it. This is because of the successive defeats they have faced, the lack of international support they have, and the turbulence that is afflicting the Arab countries domestically. The Arabs are therefore settling for what is on offer.

The bigger risk on the Arab side is that moderate critics of the peace process will be turned into extremists…

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