Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin: Rabin would have lost the elections if not
[Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 5 May 2014
Today's edition of Yediot Ahronot features a "what if" article asking
various Israelis to speculate how things would be different today if various
events had not taken place.
Question: What would have happened if Rabin hadn't been murdered?
Yadlin: He would have lost the elections in any event to Binyamin Netanyahu
in '96. The public atmosphere in the country was that the Oslo process
failed, the terror attacks of Jihad and Hamas were unacceptable and Rabin
himself would have reconsidered Oslo. I have no doubt that he lost his
trust, if he even had it, in Yasser Arafat.
Question: And the claims that we would be after Oslo today, with two states
for two peoples?
Yadlin: That has no basis in reality.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yadlin served as the IDF’s chief of Defense Intelligence
2006-2010. He is now director of Tel Aviv University’s Institute for
National Security Studies (INSS).