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Isaac Herzog said that 'recently there has been a certain attempt to dim Peres' peace doctrine; his faith in the two-state vision and [his efforts to achieve] a comprehensive peace with our Palestinian neighbors.'
The decision on Amona should not be in the hands of the Leftist ideology-driven judges of Israel's Supreme Court. The Government and Knesset are supposed to make the laws, not the Judicial branch.
The new campaign is banking on the fact that all of Israel's past mainstream politicians have supported the settlement enterprise, even if some of them later became its sworn enemies.
Peres is widely regarded as the founder of Israel's nuclear research.
The sight of all these world leaders flocking to Jerusalem – sovereign capital of the Jewish people, makes Peres’ funeral an incredible Kiddush shem Shamayim, sanctification of God’s name.
Believing that "The Peace," "השלום" "HaShalom" of Shimon Peres is a TRUE Peace is like believing that it is possible to cure a serious illness with the power of one's mind, positive thinking.
The funeral should have been held on the day Peres died, as is customary in Judaism. Then it would have been impossible for most of these political celebrities to be here.
The charge will likely be fan misconduct, an item that was added to the association's rule book in 2007, when fans of Beitar Jerusalem booed during a minute of silence in memory of the late Yitzhak Rabin.
Which Peres do we mourn? The dour hawkish Peres, who got it right? Or the internationally-acclaimed dovish Peres, who got it disastrously wrong?
"Shimon's story is ... the story of a people who, over so many centuries in the wilderness, never gave up on that basic human longing to return home."
Your eyes saw far ahead, while your feet covered great distances on the landscape of Jewish and Zionist history.
What's the real reason why world leaders, and even Mahmood Abbas are attending Peres' funeral? It may not be why you think. Ari gives his take on the matter.
A spokesman for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza said the attempts to paint Peres as a man of peace will not wash his hands of his war crimes against the Arab nations
Main roads will be closed. The public will be able to pay their respects before the coffin at the Knesset on Thursday from 9 Am - 9 PM (or as necessary).
"Through his great strength of will Shimon continued to move forward, imbued with the aspiration to advance the development of the country that he loved so much, and imbued with the aspiration to bring peace."
President Obama wrote: "There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people.