Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Israel: ‘We are the only country that is threatened to be destroyed’ (Not true, but point taken)

In a political career that has spanned eight decades, Israeli President Shimon Peres has been in on almost every important development in his country’s history – from the violent birth of the state, through its many wars, its peacemaking efforts and its scientific development.

In every one of the decades, it seems, he has played a different role: from right-hand man to Israel’s founding prime minister, David Ben Gurion, to defence minister, foreign minister, prime minister and now President.

He is known best today as a Nobel Prize-winning activist for peace, but the earlier edition of Mr. Peres was decidedly hawkish, such as when he started the country’s nuclear program in the 1950s and 1960s. Read More