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greekdefaultwatch@gmail.com Natural gas consultant by day, blogger on the Greek economy by night. Trained as an economist and political scientist. I believe in common sense and in data, and my aim is to offer insight written in language that is clear and convincing.

12 November 2005

Yitzhak Rabin remembered

It is ten years since Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in Tel Aviv for his decision to make peace with the Palestinians; world leaders have found their way to Tel Aviv to pay their tributes on this anniversary. The continuity of violence in the region can easily beguile us to downplay his legacy. But it in his footsteps that Ariel Sharon carries today: it was Rabin, the warrior, who first turned around to make peace. Rabin paid for this with his life. Maybe his death was a necessary twist in this tale: an outlet for people who were not ready for his vision. If his death lets another warrior, Sharon, succeed, then that would be the truest tribute to Rabin’s memory.

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