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 reading some of the blistering attacks on Shimon Peres and his...