“Rabin, who detested the PLO chieftain, had deep misgivings about the Oslo deal, which had been engineered by Foreign Minister Shimon Peres”

BOSTON GLOBE
The White House handshake that made everything worse
by Jeff Jacoby
September 5, 2018

Twenty-five years ago next week, on Sept. 13, 1993, the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process” was formally launched with the signing of the Oslo Accords at a White House ceremony hosted by President Bill Clinton. The moment was captured in an epochal photograph of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat shaking hands before a beaming Clinton. I was there that day, one of many guests on the South Lawn of the White House invited to witness the encounter in person. The small detail was Rabin’s unwillingness to grasp Arafat’s hand. READ MORE

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