Clinton gives young Israelis mission for peace at Rabin rally

Former US president Bill Clinton spoke at a memorial rally for Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Saturday night, who was assassinated by Yigal Amir in 1995. 

“Yitzhak Rabin defended this country, but more importantly, he advanced the values that are fundamental to Israel," Clinton stated. "He stood for freedom, for peace, acceptance of those different from of us and the preservation of democracy." 

“He refused to do the easy thing, which is to deny evident facts," he continued. "He wanted to solve problems, not turn away from them or deny them.”

Clinton then urged the crowd not to give up on pursuing peace, which he named as Rabin's ultimate legacy.

“What does this all amount to? That is up to you," he said. "You, when you leave here, must decide how to continue his legacy. In the end, the decisions is yours."

“The next step in the magnificent journey of Israel, a titan of technology, a volcano of energy, a beacon of democracy in a region with too little, the next step is deciding that Rabin was right, that you must share the future with Palestinian children, and to give peace a chance." 


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