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Jordanian Baby Named After Rabin

March 27, 1996
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A Jordanian farmer has reportedly won approval from his country’s Interior Minister to name his baby son Yitzhak Rabin.

Rajai Saeed told the Jordan Times that he chose the name to demonstrate his support for the October 1994 Israeli-Jordanian peace treaty.

The newspaper said the boy had become the first Jordanian to bear the name of an Israeli leader.

The state registrar initially refused to give the infant a Jewish name, but changed its position after the Interior Minister said the request was legal.

Saeed reportedly lost his job on a farm when he tried to name his son after Rabin.

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