Skip to comments.Peres in EU: Still Holding Out Hope for Peace
Posted on 03/06/2013 4:41:45 PM PST by Eleutheria5
President Shimon Peres held out hopes Wednesday of seeing the Middle East draw inspiration from the European Union by one day turning a region long at war into one at peace.
Praising Europe for overcoming 1,000 years of conflict in six short decades as he visited EU headquarters, Peres said, "You have the gift of a united hope even if you have a divided economic situation."
"I hope the time will come when the Middle East will become a peaceful united region like you," he added.
Peres, on an eight-day tour to Brussels, Paris and Strasbourg, said he believed there was "a new chance" of resuming peace talks with the Palestinian Authority now that the elections in both Israel and the United States had taken place.
"I don't think the opportunity to make peace is over," he said. "We weren't born to become a master nation, we weren't born to govern other people."
"We will resume the negotiations. Neither us nor the Palestinians have any other choice," said Peres.
Peres stressed the main obstacle to resuming peace talks was not the quarrel over the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria but was about "terror."
"Take the terror out of Gaza", he said, accusing Hamas of converting the area into a base for shooting missiles into Israel.
He called for both Hamas and Lebanon's Hizbullah terrorist group to be condemned by the international community.
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I woke up this morning and undid my restraining straps, having tongued my meds the night before, so I could come here and say all this to you. Hey. Where's my applause? Where is everyone?
Good God...what *is* that guy smoking?
Peres keeps going to Israel’s enemies for help. This will not end well.
Hope for Peace Perez, it has brought you money, fame and power. Too bad it also brought a lot of death and destruction on Israel. But hey, at what price fame I am sure it was worth it to you. I was thinking that the Jews in Austwitz hoped for peace too. By the way how did the negotiations go there? Did the ones that played along last longer than the ones that fought being herded into the camps?
After all, the Palestinians goals are the same as Hitlers.
The millions of dollars that Israel sends to the Jihadi to get along because of your peace deals, do you get it back in missiles, or do you get ever more hopeful?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
When I'm Peres' age, I hope I'll still hold out hope of winning the lottery. Not that I'll waste money on a ticket.
I hope for peace, too. But I also know that so long as peace is in the hands of the likes of Peres, Obama, Bonkey Moon, Lady Sharia, et al., it must be strenuously resisted, because that is more properly called piece.