Peres, the Penitent President

Self-righteous attempts to recast President Peres as anti-hero are blind to the stunning relevancy of his belated, but whole-hearted, repentance for his role in establishing post-'67 settlements and his re-embrace of the two-state solution.

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"In a place where penitents stand, perfectly righteous people cannot stand." This ancient rabbinical aphorism, full of wisdom, came to mind on...