What’s the US saying about Palestine, today? Halloween edition
What’s the U.S. saying about Palestine, Today? Today’s edition features former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
A rally marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin drew 100,000 people on Saturday, according to Haaretz. Clinton, who was in office at the time of Rabin’s assassination, addressed the rally in Israel and told the attendees the road to peace is in their hands.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton was booed by some when he stepped on stage, most likely due to his work as a lobbyist for the Noble Energy gas corporation.
He told the crowd that Rabin “gave his life so that you could live in peace. What does it all amount to? Now that is up to you.”
Clinton, who said the day that Rabin was killed was probably the worst day of his eight years as president, said: “Ten years ago, when I was honored to stand at this space,I said that if I could miraculously bring Rabin back to life and he was standing here with me, he would have said enough with this bragging about me, let’s get back to work and finish what I was trying to do.
“I always thought the role of the United States was to provide whatever help necessary to ensure Israel’s security, maximize the benefits of peace and minimize the risks. But the decision is yours.”
Clinton added: “The next step in the magnificent story of Israel… the next step will be determined by whether you decide that Rabin was right, that you have to share your future with your neighbors, that you have to stand for peace, that the risk for peace isn’t as severe as the risk of walking away from it. We are praying that you will make the right decision.”