Shimon Peres

Zionist hawk

Print edition : October 28, 2016

Shimon Peres in 2014, when he was the President of Israel. Photo: Tsafrir Abayov/AP

Shimon Peres (standing) with Yasser Arafat, Bill Clinton and Yitzhak Rabin (extreme left) during the signing of the Oslo II Accord in the White House in Washington, D.C., in September 1995. Photo: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Arafat, Peres and Rabin with the Nobel Peace Prize and citation in 1994. Photo: SA'AR YA'ACOV

World leaders attend the funeral of Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem on September 30. Photo: Kobi Gideon/Israel Government Press Office/Getty

It is ironical that Shimon Peres (1923-2016), one of the founding fathers of Israel who pursued various aggressive policies during his seven decades in politics, including the colonisation of the West Bank, is eulogised as a “giant of peace”.
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