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The tragedy of Yitzhak Rabin

Israel's gruff soldier-statesman was the last best hope for peace

By Avi Shlaim   April 2017

High intelligence and dogged determination: Yitzhak Rabin on an Israeli postcard in 1967 ©

Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman, by Itamar Rabinovich (Yale University Press, £16.99)

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On the evening of 4th November 1995, at the end of a peace rally in Tel Aviv, a Jewish fanatic named Yigal Amir shot and killed the Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. In Rabin’s jacket pocket was a neatly folded sheet of paper with the words of the song he had just sung—“The Song of…

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