and sincere inclusion. Much progress has been made in this arena but there remains prejudices in all societies where different backgrounds merge, despite being of the same religion. Within the Labour party and its supporters there were less Middle Eastern Jewry, so Mr. Peretz was really the exception and as far as how he handled situations while in government such as the Second Lebanon War - it was no different from any other Israeli defense minister. But as far as having a reasonable approach to resolving the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, Mr. Peretz has been a progressive, realistic politician in Israel and today there are many Moroccan Jews of his perspective as well eg. a great former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben Ami, also of Moroccan origin!
Israeli forces shoot, lightly wound Palestinian they say was fleeing security check (Haaretz)
from the article: U.S. diplomat: I never heard Herzog say racist remarks about Peretz