Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The one-man foreign ministry evens out

Huh. This was unexpected. Score 1 for Peres for this:

Peres: Without the Holocaust, we could have had Jordan, too

Newly-installed Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday said that if six
million Jews had not been wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust, Israel would today
likely be in control of its biblical lands on the eastern side of the Jordan
River, in what is today the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Peres' address was surprising to many, who assumed that the left-wing, secular elder statesman did not accept Israel's biblical claims to the Land.

But of course, this next part was totally expected. On the day he was sworn in, he showed everyone that he's clearly planning on ignoring the fact that the President of Israel has no political power. Shimon, it's just a ceremonial role.

Just hours before being sworn in as Israel's ninth president on Sunday,
Shimon Peres said the time had come for his nation to surrender its biblical
heartland in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) to the Palestinian
How interesting. This is exactly what he said in the late 80's when he was Prime Minister in coalition with Shamir. Did he not notice that 20 years of terrorism have passed since?
In his inauguration speech later in the evening, Peres expounding upon his
vision of peace for the Middle East, but Israel National News pointed out that
he did not once mention ongoing Arab terrorism against the Jewish state that has
made the conclusion of any peace deal impossible.

That's it, continue seeing the world through your pink lensed glasses.

Despite filling a largely ceremonial role, an Israeli diplomatic source told The
Jerusalem Post that Peres can be expected to continue behaving like a “one-man
foreign ministry”
as he works to forward his own agenda.

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