Needed: A peacemaker with power
Peres has become everyone's president. He no longer supports the settlements, but he didn't take advantage of his status to come out against the extreme right and settlement construction, either.
If there’s anything that can drive President Shimon Peres crazy, it’s when he is reminded of issues from his political past that he prefers not to remember. That’s what happened a few years ago when yours truly, in a short article in Haaretz, noted that Peres was the first to establish settlements in the territories. First thing in the morning, on the day of publication, I received a phone call from the...
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