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Shimon Peres Was a Great Statesman but an Awful Politician

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Last week, Yechiam Weitz, a noted historian and essayist with deep knowledge and understanding of the history of Israel’s Labor Party, published an article titled “Shimon Peres was never a leader.”

It is a well-written and well-rounded argument, with one flaw: It defines “leadership” narrowly and fails to distinguish between political failings and national security or diplomatic triumphs as the determinants of leadership.

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