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Voices : FAREWELL TO A PEACEMAKER

“Yitzhak, this is the last speech. There will be no others.”

--Eitan Haber, long-time Rabin political aide and speechwriter

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“He’ll be remembered both for his courage in war but even more for his courage in peace. He’s an amazing man.”

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--Former President George Bush

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“This loss is not only a loss for the Israelis and the Palestinians, but the whole world because it is a loss for the peace. And I hope Mr. Shimon Peres will have the ability to continue in the same line as he has started with the peace process.”

--PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat

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“Rabin’s file is full of hatred and terrorism . . . He who cooks poison eats it.”

--Shiite Mufti Sheik Abdel Amir Qabalan in Lebanon

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“Maybe there will be a little less bombast in Israel now in politics. Maybe there will be a cooling-off period because compared to American politics, it’s pretty hardball over here from time to time.”

--Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole


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