Yossef ("Yossi") Beilin (born in Petah Tikva, June 12, 1948) is a leftist Israeli politician, Knesset member, and a former deputy foreign minister and justice minister within the Israeli Labour Party. He is currently chairman of Meretz-Yachad. Beilin played a key role in the framing of the Oslo accords and in the subsequent process.
- ...The ultimate test of this agreement will be a test of blood... If it becomes clear that they [the Palestinians] cannot overcome terror, this will be temporary accord and... we will have no choice but to abrogate it... And if there is no choice, the IDF willreturn to the places it is about to leave in the upcoming months.
- Maariv, November 26, 1993.