Leah Rabin, the late widow of assassinated premier Yitzhak Rabin, used words such as “nightmare,” “monstrosity,” “corrupt” and “liar” to describe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in letters she wrote over a decade ago that have recently been obtained by Haaretz.
In November 1998, about two weeks after the third anniversary of the assassination, Leah wrote: “I hope, pray, that the days of this government are numbered. Benjamin Netanyahu is a corrupt individual, a contentious liar who is ruining everything that is good about our society. He is breaking it to bits, and in the future, we will have to rebuild it all over.”
In March 1999, she wrote in a similar vein: “We all want this nightmare to end, that this monstrosity called Netanyahu will get lost, because he exhausted our patience a long time ago.”
Leah also stressed in her letters that her husband had always opposed the settlements and supported giving up the West Bank.