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March 13, 2006
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Yitzhak Rabin’s murder prevented a peace deal between Israel and Syria, a former top Syrian official said. Abed al-Halim Khadem, a former Syrian vice president who is now in exile in France, told the Israeli Arab newspaper al-Sinara that Israel and Syria were on the brink of peace in 1995 when the Israeli leader was assassinated.

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