Skip to comments.Op-Ed: Shimon Peres: Farewell to the Man and his Dream
Posted on 06/10/2014 3:39:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Here is what I had to say the next morning in the following dispatch for Arutz Sheva note the date and note that it still hurts:
A Dreamer Dreams in Cherry Hill
First posting: March 29, 2004
Israel's grand diplomat, Shimon Peres, came to New Jersey this past Sunday night, to a synagogue in Cherry Hill, and found an audience of some 1,500 that agreed with him from A to Z, or if you please, from Aleph to Tav. He is a charmer and he charmed. He is a dreamer and he dreamed.
None of this is so simple, of course....Perhaps there would be no Israel without a man like this.
Perhaps, on the other hand, there would be no Israel with a man like this. So how dare we judge him, and how dare we not judge him?
Peres spoke for about an hour and his main points were as follows:
1. Israel must give up the "occupation." (No dissent here in Cherry Hill upon the word "occupation" from an Israeli statesman.)
2. He, Peres, and his followers will not pull out of the government if Prime Minister Ariel Sharon keeps to the strategy of relinquishing Gaza and the "West Bank."
3. The Israelis must do what they can to end the conflict. (No such burden upon the Arabs, at least not in this speech.)
4. The Palestinian Arabs finally realize [they do?] that the terrorists in their midst are the real enemy, not Israel. (This conclusion, or dream, may come as a surprise to the hundreds of thousands in Gaza and elsewhere who swore revenge and ripped their clothes in mourning over the hit that took out terrorist mastermind Ahmed Yassin.)
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...