A crowd of Israelis attend a memorial ceremony marking the eighth anniversary of the assassination of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Tel Aviv, November 1, 2003. Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered Saturday night to mark the anniversary of the assassination, showing their continued support for the stalled peace process.
REUTERS/ Nir Elias
I respected Rabin so much. When I sat before Rabin and his delegates, I saw Israelis whom I hoped one day to resemble. They were sure of themselves, could see where Israel's interests lay and envisioned what their country would look like three centuries from now. Rabin was a Prime Minister who was thinking of Israel's interests 200 years from today. Later Israeli Prime Ministers only cared about how they would look on the nine o'clock news.
- Chief Palestinian Negotiator, Saeb Erekat