The closest thing to royalty in Israel
President Shimon Peres has everything one could want. At 90, all of the rich and powerful of the world and the nation flock to his side, showering him with praise, seeking his company, looking for some of the stardust that he has been blessed with.
“What does an old man have to look forward to?” wrote Israeli poet David Avidan. “He gets up in the morning, but the morning does not get up in him.” President Shimon Peres gets up early in the morning and, if it were up to him, he would get up an hour earlier and ravenously storm the universe with...
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