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Rabin: Arab-israel Rift Too Deep to Convene New Round of Geneva Talks

Former Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin said here today that the “rift between Israel and the Arab countries is too deep to convene a new round of the Geneva peace conference in the near future.”

Rabin, in Vienna as a guest of the Austro-Israeli Society, asserted, “It is nonsense to pretend that everything is well, when every expert knows that an overall solution is not possible at the present time.” He recommended a new round of the step-by-step policy to overcome the impasse. “I consider the policy of small steps as the only possible means to improve the situation,” Rabin said.