I agree with Gideon. There is nothing to celebrate. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben Alofs
    • 20.06.13 | 20:00 (IDT)

    Peres's 90th birthday should have been an occasion for humble reflection on why Israel has failed to make its peace with the Palestinian people based on justice and correcting an historic wrong. Peres should have been begging forgiveness to and commemorating the 106 innocent women, children and old people, who were blown to smithereens by Israeli shells in Qana in South Lebanon on April 18, 1996. The final responsibility for this atrocious act rests with Peres. Humility and reflection would have been appropriate, not this ostentatious and completely misplaced celebration. Peres should have cancelled the whole thing and donated the money saved to the orphans of Qana. Now that would have been an inspiring act.

    from the article: President Peres' evening of lies
    First published 07:21 20.06.13 | Last updated 07:21 20.06.13
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