Patrick Martin on Israel’s fading stature and the heavy-handed Turkish President Add to ...

January 4, 2015 5:00 AM

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, gunned down by a Jewish extremist as the Israeli prime minister was implementing an agreement with the Palestinian leadership and even was tantalizingly close to a treaty with Syria. Those peace prospects appeared to die with Mr. Rabin that night, and neither the Palestinians nor Syria seems any nearer today to a settlement of their decades-long conflict with Israel.

That may change in 2015, however, as there are indications that progress of some sort could be in the offing.

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