I think it was Haaretz's fine, if not the finest analyst Amir Oren who once said that Peretz's social policy was Marx, while the rest of him was Groucho. Unlike some other contributors, Oren can hardly be accused of either being a racist, or any other kind of idiot. As for people of Mizrahi descent being a separate race... that's a pretty racist assumption in itself.
Australia's most dangerous Islamic State operative killed in U.S. strike (AP)
from the article: Peretz's binoculars