ABBAS AND THE RABIN LEGACY
Unlike then-Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Rabin's longtime nemesis, Rabin was not so much a peacenik as a leader who had been beaten down by the beautiful people and international pressure. His response was to drink the Kool-Aid and go for the Nobel Prize. The only thing that must have put a damper on his pact with the devil was to have to share this Holy Grail with Peres and Arafat, to whom he also had an aversion.
Rather than acknowledging that Netanyahu has served more terms as prime minister than any other Israeli politician precisely because the electorate keeps being mugged by the reality that no Palestinian leader will accept the Jewish state, the peace camp directs its vitriol at Israeli realists.
Instead of waking up to the fact that Rabin was wrong -- and that the repercussions of the Oslo process continue to drip blood -- they hold on to his "legacy" for dear life. When fewer people turn up at rallies on his behalf, the Left says that Amir not only killed Rabin but also slaughtered the "peace process," and that the Right has prevailed.
Funny how they never fault the actual killers of the possibility for peace.