To say nothing about how he undermined Rabin by supporting the first settlers in Rabin's first government. I still remember telling friends the day after Rabin's murder that nothing could now prevent Peres becoming PM and that he would hand the election to Netanyahu. And how he subsequently and systematically killed off the centre-Left in Israel. He's still a phenomenon. to think that this was the man behind Suez in 1956 when the others, Mollet in France and Eden in the UK, are now pre-history. Sadly, his immense vision has always been secondary to the petty and backdoor politics. Sorry not to have met your grandfather. Seems like a guy I would have liked.
Migrants rush train tracks as Budapest station reopens (dpa)
from the article: Celebrating Peres, but not the personality cult that surrounds him