Below is the text of Mr Major’s doorstep interview in Jerusalem on 6th November 1995.
Could you just tell us whether you think the Middle East is now a less stable place, after the assassination?
Over the last few years, both Palestinians and the Israelis have made tremendous strides towards a Middle East settlement. Very few people anticipated that it would have got this far, and a great deal of the credit for that is of course to Prime Minister Rabin. I believe that his legacy will help carry that forward. I think that must be the hope. I don’t have a shred of doubt from my separate discussions with the Israelis and with the Palestinians that there is a will to take this matter forward. I very much hope that that will can be built on.
Do you think there are any lessons here for the Northern Ireland peace process?
Well, I think there are some communal lessons for all processes of this sort. They are very difficult. They are very time-