Shimon Peres, former Israeli PM who worked for peace, has died at 93 after a stroke


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/27/shimon-peres-former-israeli-p.html


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He was a cousin of Betty Perske, who made a name for herself in motion pictures as Lauren Bacall.


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What did he know about Hillary?


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His death is the final nail in the coffin for nostalgia for Oslo.


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Let’s not forget that Shimon Peres was one of the key figures behind the Suez Crisis, the Israeli invasion of Egypt in 1956. He was an early supporter of settlements on the West Bank. As mentioned, he worked to weaken the non-proliferation treaty by making Israel the first nuclear power outside it. He did soften with age, but he worked for war a long time before he worked for peace.


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זיכרונו לברכה
May his memory be a blessing.


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