Is Netanyahu lucky to have Shimon Peres or Israel as a whole? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 25.01.10 | 07:10 (IST)

    Unbelievable. The criticism of this veteran Israeli politician, President Shimon Peres, never fails even when he's only suppose to hold this current symbolic position of the presidency - he continues to advocate tirelessly towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict to both the Israeli leadership and the Palestinian. Wow, aren't we sick and tired of hearing about the opportunist politician, the fig-leaf, etc. and give the man credit for having the ability to reach out to everyone within the Israeli community, as well as its adversaries. Perhaps he's done what's right compared to those who haven't followed a flexible path (and this includes switching parties) only to assist the inflexible leaderships to be guided towards making bold steps towards peace in the region. It's very difficult to please everyone in such a pluralistic society as in Israel, but Peres has dedicated his life to Israel's prosperity. President Abbas, be wise and listen to the old man!

    from the article: Akiva Eldar / What would Netanyahu do without Peres?
    First published 01:57 25.01.10 | Last updated 02:57 25.01.10
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