Shimon Peres's death closes a chapter in Israel's history

Shimon Peres's death closes a chapter in Israel's history
 

Shimon Peres worked hard all his political life to keep Israel strong and to make it stronger.
In his early and middle years, he was a noted hawk.
In the 1970s, he promoted the building of Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.
In the 1950s and 60s, he did more than anyone else to secure a nuclear reactor and then to give Israel the tools to create its own nuclear weapons.
Peres never lost his belief that Israel had to be the strongest regional power in the Middle East.
But in the last third of his career he began believing that it was possible to make peace with the Palestinians... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 29
Source: BBC
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