Unlike so many others, Shimon Peres did not become intoxicated by military power and by the illusory dream of state sovereignty throughout the ancient homeland of Israel.
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.
With his Yiddish accent, jacket and tie, he wasn’t seen as a real Israeli. In a state that invented the new Jew – sabra, tanned, a soldier, a daring adventurer – he was the old Jew, the exilic Jew.
The government’s absence from an important military exercise is a badge of dishonor for its handling of national security.
If Netanyahu is really serious, let him pull the Arab initiative out of the trash bin where he unceremoniously tossed it, and give it a closer look.
The resurgence in knifing attacks show that the Palestinian sovereign is increasingly less relevant in the lives of its subjects and its legitimacy is eroding.
While rabbis won't outright endorse Clinton or Trump, the deep distress over the Donald has led some rabbis to reconsider their usual policies when it comes to politics and their holiday sermon.
Alongside Obama and Peres' family, only three Israeli politicians will eulogize Israel's elder statesman, all three from the Likud.
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.