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posted 10 November 2003 02:17 PM      Profile for Mandos   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Another Mornington Crescent knip escape tactic:

I am not one of those who thinks so highly of Rabin and his deificiation, but here's an article:

The orchestrated attack by the right on the
appropriation of Rabin's memory obliterates the
fact that today too, the prime minister and
Yahalom can participate in endless official
ceremonies and condemn the assassination. Have
they done so? Have the settlers held a single
official ceremony in memory of Rabin? According
to the map of events that was published by the
Rabin Center, the answer is no. The bitter
truth is that the demand for official
neutrality does not derive from a true desire
on the part of the right to mark Rabin's
assassination - they have every means of doing
so today as well - but is rather an ugly
attempt to silence the square, to place the
limitations of official events on it, and to
uproot its soul. This attempt will not succeed.
Next year too we will be at the square; we will
recall and remind and end with "The Peace
Song," the last song that Rabin sang before he
went down the stairs.

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posted 10 November 2003 03:48 PM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Rabin, Yitzak. Otherwise known as the "bonebreaker" for overseeing long queues of detained Palestinians awaiting their fate. A leg or, if lucky an arm.
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