Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.
1994 Nobel Peace Prize lecture (10 December 1994)
We did not think that Nasser wanted war. The two divisions he sent to Sinai on May 14 would not have been sufficient to launch an offensive against Israel. He knew it and we knew it.Yitzhak Rabin
I, serial number 30743, Lieutenant General in reserves Yitzhak Rabin, a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces and in the army of peace, I, who have sent armies into fire and soldiers to their death, say today: We sail onto a war which has no casualties, no wounded, no blood nor suffering. It is the only war which is a pleasure to participate in — the war for peace.Yitzhak Rabin
I want to remind you: we committed ourselves, that is, we came to an agreement, and committed ourselves before the Knesset, not to uproot a single settlement in the framework of the interim agreement, and not to hinder building for natural growth.Yitzhak Rabin
We say to you today in a loud and a clear voice: enough of blood and tears. Enough.Yitzhak Rabin