Quotes by: Yitzhak Rabin

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Yitzhak Rabin
6th and 11th Prime Minister of Israel
In office
13 July 1992 – 4 November 1995
President
Chaim Herzog Ezer Weizman
Preceded by Yitzhak Shamir
Succeeded by Shimon Peres
In office
3 June 1974 – 22 April 1977
President Ephraim Katzir
Preceded by Golda Meir
Succeeded by Shimon Peres (acting)
10th Minister of Defense
In office
13 July 1992 – 4 November 1995
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Moshe Arens
Succeeded by Shimon Peres
In office
13 September 1984 – 15 March 1990
Prime Minister
Shimon Peres Yitzhak Shamir
Preceded by Moshe Arens
Succeeded by Moshe Arens
Personal details
Born (1922-03-01)1 March 1922
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died 4 November 1995(1995-11-04) (aged 73)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Political party Alignment, Labor Party
Spouse(s) Leah Rabin
Children
Dalia Rabin-Pelossof Yuval Rabin
Profession Military officer
Military service
Allegiance  Israel
Service/branch Haganah
Israeli Defense Forces
Years of service 1941–1967
Rank Rav Aluf
Battles/wars Syria–Lebanon Campaign
1948 Arab–Israeli War
Six-Day War

I believe that in the long run, separation between Israel and the Palestinians is the best solution for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Yitzhak Rabin
Lebanon is a Syrian protectorate. The Lebanese dare not do anything without the approval of Damascus.
Yitzhak Rabin
As prime minister, I changed Israel's position on peace negotiations. I made it clear that we are ready to go along with Resolution 242 of the U.N. Security Council, which specifies withdrawal to secure and recognized boundaries in the context of peace.
Yitzhak Rabin
I believe that it is my responsibility as the prime minister of Israel to do whatever can be done to exploit the unique opportunities that lie ahead of us to move towards peace. Not everything can be done by one act.
Yitzhak Rabin
Israel is no longer a people that dwells alone, and has to join the global journey toward peace, reconciliation and international cooperation.
Yitzhak Rabin
I don't want to be the policeman of Lebanon. It's not the business of Israel. Israel was not created to serve as a policeman of the region.
Yitzhak Rabin
It is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is backed by the kind of force that will make the other side consider the penalties too heavy to break the agreement.
Yitzhak Rabin
It is our duty, to ourselves and to our children, to see the new world as it is now.
Yitzhak Rabin
I'm trying to learn the lessons of the past, but not to make speeches about the past.
Yitzhak Rabin
President Sadat of Egypt made a historic breakthrough in 1977 when he put an end to war and convinced both Egyptians and Israelis that he was ready to make peace. He broke down the walls of suspicion and prejudice.
Yitzhak Rabin
A diplomatic peace is not yet the real peace. It is an essential step in the peace process leading towards a real peace.
Yitzhak Rabin
I believe however that peace is attainable regardless of the Arabs mentality, society or government.
Yitzhak Rabin
I don't believe that in the name of the holiness of the city you have to put barbed wires, machine gun nests, mine pins and everything of that, in the name of the holiness of Jerusalem.
Yitzhak Rabin
As far as Israel, I am not worried about the relations between Israel and the United States.
Yitzhak Rabin
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.
Yitzhak Rabin
You don't make peace with friends. You make it with very unsavory enemies.
Yitzhak Rabin
We must think differently, look at things in a different way. Peace requires a world of new concepts, new definitions.
Yitzhak Rabin
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