1,000 percent outrageously wrong and criminally insane. Peres is a consummate putz – never liked him, never will – he’s of the same ilk as the late but far from great Neville Chamberlain who appeased Hitler to the max. This is downright dangerous.
I don’t get Israeli politics. I thought the President had no power, but he’s going over Bibi’s head and Bibi can do nothing? Why release more prisoners when we’ve already committed to over 100? How do we retire Peres?
Comment by truthseekr — September 8, 2013 @ 6:39 PM
Condition their release upon their being put up in Peres's family's home with no guards. See if he then releases them.
It would be a criminal act releasing these filthy animals and it would be an insult to the memories of these brave Jewish soldiers who gave their lives defending Israel. Mr. Peres please take some time for further introspection on this matter.
It's obvious Peres is passed his sell by date. He and Beilin were the architects of that disastrous Oslo accords Carter in the White House witnessing the handshake between Rabin and Arafat has been the source of much speculation as to Rabin's unhappiness with the deal. Peres' history and recent utterances demand that he stops being a source of embarrassment and is retired from the Presidency. This may require a change in the Constitution or Law, but it's time to place Pardons under the control of the Knesset.
Peres needs to have his wings clipped. Instead of being the figure head for the Jewish State, he interferes in areas outside his domain. The problem is his over inflated ego and his feelings of importance. PUBLIC OUTCRY AGAINST HIS MEDDLING IS WARRANTED TO BRING HIM DOWN TO HIS PROPER LEVEL.
Esteban Sperber Frankel Bibi does not belong on this list (yet?) and I hope never will. We don't know what pressures have been put on him and we have no evidence that he'll sell out. There's a major problem that Obama's only hope of saving the reputation of his Presidency which is one of the most disastrous in US history, would be a Peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel. Bibi is probably the only one experienced and clever enough to deal with such a situation. Pray for G-d to give Bibi strength.
The Israelis act more and more insane with each passing day. Now they are releasing Palestinians with real blood on their hands. Why don't the Israelis just empty out the entire jail system and then cede all of the land to the Palestinians. Just leave the holy land to people who want to live there. The Israelis have told the world that they all want to leave. If that is the case, then just go.
Peres has lost it long, long, loooooooooog time ago. His nobel prize shared with a terrorist, killer of jewish babies, make his ugly head swollen with ego. He did all he can and succeeded in ousting his predecessor Katsav to put ahead his agenda to disrupt and destroy Jewish lives in Israel.
President Shimon Peres, once considered a "national treasure", has ungracefully deteriorated with age and, sadly, has become a national burden.
Comment by Lloyd Bergner — September 8, 2013 @ 9:17 PM
Peres is not content with the 1,000+ Jewish dead he sacrificed on false alter of "Oslo." No, it is now about his massive ego and need to ignor the reality of his failed policies. He will continue to sacrifice Jews to his hoped-for legacy as a visionary peacemaker. He should be dismissed from all official duties and forced to walk in shame into the history books.
Peres is the cause of many of the problems that Israel faces today. BUT…Peres did not do it by himself. Netanyahu-Livni coordinated with him from the word go…You do not honestly believe that such decisions are unknown to the Shabak and Mosad way before they reach signature stage, do you? Israeli unJewish DREK is at the root of it all. But…The population is just as idiotic as ever and will not do a thing anyway…. JUST like in the USA only that Israel has much much less room to err.
I have come to the conclusion that Israel is not worth my time or attention. Up til now, I spent a lot of time and effort doing what I can to support and defend Israel. But, when a nation consistently does things that are too stupid and injurious, I don't think it's worth bothering. Yet again, we see this stupidity surface again. Israel is so concerned about appeasing their enemies and trying to gain acceptance from those not worthy that they will continue to release and commute sentences to people who have made it their life's work to destroy Israel in anyway they can. But, there is no need for them to bother, Israel does it for them. Maybe, when those in positions of power in Israel take a different approach, and start acting responsibly, I will consider giving it my attention. Until then, it's a waste of my time.
Under previous Israeli administrations when the government had balls, terrorists were killed immediately since one bullet is cheaper than housing them in hotel Israel, just to be released and go through the expense of re-capturing them. Even Golda has the intelligence for it. Seems the men of today do not have the balls or intelligence to do what is economically correct.