Celebrating Peres, but Not the Personality Cult That Surrounds Him

While I admire the Peres vision of peace and normalization, I am repulsed by the disconnectedness and ego of his NIS 11 million cost of the Presidential Conference

He was born in Eastern Europe, immigrated here in his youth, was educated in the Ben Shemen youth village and contributed to local politics and security in the emergent state, both before and after its foundation. He was a man of many achievements, functioning with amazing vitality even in his ninetieth year. I am referring to Maishel Horovitz, my grandfather.