A lazy and dangerous lecture by the likely next president of Yeshiva University
Farewell to your ashes, Peres. It's not pleasant to say so, but as a public figure, you were buried long ago by those eulogizing you today. And allow me to just add this: Their tears are crocodile tears.
Unlike other Jews who succeeded him in power, Peres always knew that to be a Jew also meant to be universal and moral; to be on the correct, enlightened side of history.
The great patriotism he exuded, his deep certainty in the justice of our being here, brought him to dovish positions that he fought for relentlessly.
The corruption charges against Yisrael Beiteinu bigwigs can open the door for true leaders of the community, even if Russian-speakers don’t have their ‘own party’ anymore.
Travelling in secret to Morocco with Shimon Peres in 1981, I discovered the secret of his political longevity.
Shimon Peres was an optimist not blinded by messianism, who responded with dignity, calm, and compelling logic to his persistent critics in Israel and on the American Jewish right.
In Ofra, a settlement near Ramallah, residents hand out photographs of Peres planting a tree there at the time of their founding 41 years ago.
U.S. Election 2016
Both U.S. presidential candidates take time off from campaigning to mourn the passing of Shimon Peres and extol him as a man of peace.