LETTER: After the death of Rabin

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From Mrs Violet Holmes

Sir: I, like most of the civilised world, was shocked at the death of Yitzhak Rabin. I turned off the television on hearing the news, and sat reviewing the senseless slaughter of a good man trying to bring peace with justice to his small part of the world.

Deborah Pritchett and Jonathan Regal (letter, 6 November) say: "When Jewish blood is shed, every Jew mourns." I, who am neither Jew nor Arab, but Christian, say: when any man dies, I mourn because we are all part of the human race. They should not be so particular in their grief. As King Hussein put it so eloquently in his moving homily: "We all worship the same God."

Yours sincerely,

Violet Holmes

Maghull, Merseyside

6 November

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