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Thursday, 2 February 2017

When Yitzhak Rabin and Gamal Abdel Nasser met for lunch

When Yitzhak Rabin and Gamal Abdel Nasser met for lunch: Nearly 70 years ago, there was a glimmer of hope for Arab-Israeli peace when an invitation from a group of Israeli officers in the midst of the 1948 war brought future “towering rivals” Yitzhak Rabin and Gamal Abdel Nasser together to break bread and talk warmly about the prospects for peace in the region, Rabin said in a 1994 interview. The interview, recorded when Rabin was Israel’s prime minister, is the “centerpiece of ‘Shalom Rabin,’ director Amos Gitai’s new film about Rabin’s bid for peace with the Palestinians,” Howard Goller writes for Reuters.

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