Yitzhak Rabin March 1, 1922 – November 4, 1995 was an Israeli politician, statesman and general. He was the fifth Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms in office, 1974–77 and 1992 until his assassination in 1995. Rabin signed the OSLO Accords with Yasser Arafat. Rabin received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994. The OSLO Accords did not result in Peace and was the cause of his assassination. The Right was against it and may have Killed him because of it or there has been much discussion about whether Rabin saw the error of his ways, he was going to end the Agreement and he might have been Killed by the Left. Yitzchak Rabin was a Man of Peace, he wanted Peace, and he was willing to Sacrifice for Peace, He signed the OSLO Accords; but it takes Two to Tango, and Two to make Peace and, unfortunately, Arafat wasn’t ready !!!!
– We can continue to fight. We can continue to kill – and continue to be killed. But we can also try to put a stop to this never-ending cycle of blood. We can also give peace a chance.
– You have got to sit down and talk to people. You can’t understand people from a distance. – We’ll fight terror like there’s no peace, and make peace like there’s no terror.
– I, who have sent armies into fire and soldiers to their death, say today: We sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in – the war for peace.
– We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions.
– Peace is not made with friends. Peace is made with enemies.
– I enter negotiations with Chairman Arafat, the leader of the PLO, the representative of the Palestinian people, with the purpose to have coexistence between our two entities, Israel as a Jewish state and Palestinian state, entity, next to us, living in peace.
– You don’t make friends with friends. You have got to make friends with your enemies.
– For me, Jerusalem was united, will be under Israel sovereignty, will be the capital of Israel and the heart of the Jewish people. – Peace has no borders.
– No Arab ruler will consider the peace process seriously so long as he is able to toy with the idea of achieving more by the way of violence.
– We are ready to compromise. We are ready to take calculated risks, but for a peace that will give us security.