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Shimon Peres on peace, war and Israel’s future

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Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres at the Peres Center for Peace in Tel Aviv-Jaffa on 08.02.16

Published: 20 February 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Exclusive: Shimon Peres on peace, war and Israel’s future – Yardena Schwarz – Time 15.02.16
The 92-year-old former Prime Minister and President speaks his mind about the possibilities for peace under Netanyahu. ‘[W]hat people don’t understand, you don’t begin peace negotiations with a happy end. Keep the happy end for the end. You have to begin from an obscure, complicated situation… You start from animosity, not from peace.’
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And see: Peres: Israel, Palestine must forget bitter past to achieve Mideast peace – Xinhua 21.06.2012
"My own conclusion of how not to make mistakes is close your eyes a little. You cannot make love and you cannot make peace with open eyes… The greatest challenge of peace-making is not the enemy, but rather criticism from within.’


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