12 Elul 5776
Some men achieve greatness in this life – as it is measured by the world. Some people are dazzled by this perceived “greatness”, the celebrity of such men, whether they be successful businessmen, statesmen, politicians, or anyone who commands headlines in the mass media. Every kind of grace is granted to such a person in situations where a lesser man would be held to a different standard.
One such man is the former Deputy Defense Minister, former Minister of Immigrant Absorption, former Minister of Transportation, former Information Minister, former Minister of Defense, former Prime Minister, former Minister of Finance, former Foreign Minister, former Minister of Regional Cooperation, former President of Israel, founder of the Peres Center for Peace: Shimon Peres.
Director General of the Defense Ministry during the Ringworm Children Affair and the Yemenite Children Affair, the Prime Minister of Israel who ordered the betrayal of Jonathan Pollard, the Israeli Foreign Minister who secretly (and illegally) negotiated with the PLO and signed the Oslo Accords, whobrokered the transfer of Jerusalem to the Vatican, the Vice Premier of Israel who enabled the Expulsion of Jews from Gaza, Retired President of Israel whoadvocates the expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, promoter of a World Religion with the Pope at its head: Shimon Peres.
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, recipient of honorary knighthood, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George from Queen Elizabeth II in Buckingham Palace in London, who is suspected of having a hand in the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin as well as the false accusations against and unjust imprisonment of former President Moshe Katsav: Shimon Peres.