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

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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.

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