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.
We cannot accept, this election, with Trump’s candidacy, the usual calls for bipartisanship and political neutrality from our Jewish community institutions.
There is certainly a lot wrong with Israel, but the country is more democratic and pluralist than it was in the good old days, and Peres deserves a good deal of the credit.
As the years passed, Peres came to understand that controlling another people for years on end was a surefire recipe for endless wars and lack of security.
With a strong conviction that the course of history can be altered, Peres fought to overcome confrontation and enmity.
Shimon Peres knew that Jew-hatred was 'a problem for the goyim'; unfortunately he was less clear-eyed about foreign dictatorships.
The death of Shimon Peres heralds an inevitable reorganization in Israeli society.
Which is why an enraged Jewish right wing set out to destroy the president.
U.S. Election 2016
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