What the Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland gets wrong about Rabin and Israel’s search for peace

Guardian executive editor Jonathan Freedland published an op-ed at The Jewish Chronicle about the legacy of Yitzchak Rabin on the 20th anniversary of his assassination by Yigal Amir (An assassin’s bitter legacy, Oct. 29th).  


While Freedland correctly notes that Amir’s intention was to kill the peace process, he gives the far-right Jewish extremist way too much credit in suggesting that the two bullets fired into the back of Rabin were indeed the cause of the subsequent failures of Oslo.

In suggesting that Rabin was “the only Israeli leader who has genuinely seemed both willing and able to solve the…endless conflict”, Freedland fails to acknowledge that both Ehud Barak and Ehud Olmert,in2001 and2008, demonstrated a “willingness” to the solve the conflict by offering the Palestinians what Rabin didn’t even consider: a sovereign, contiguous state inmost of the West Bank, Gaza and

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