The Meaning of Peace
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Veteran Israeli peacemaker Shimon Peres [Ed. note: A “veteran peacemaker” who has never actually made any peace…] said Monday that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, now shunned by Israel and the United States, deserved the Nobel Peace Prize they both won with Yitzhak Rabin in 1994.
“I want to be honest and I don’t care what they say,” Peres told an international peace symposium held as part of his 80th birthday celebrations. “I believe … it was right to give him the Nobel Prize.”
Arafat, he said, broke ground by publicly recognizing Israel, declaring he would “go out of terror to the domain of negotiations” and saying a Palestinian state should be formed in the West Bank and Gaza rather than inside Israeli territory.
So we have a peacemaker who’s never made peace, in favor of a peace prize for a terrorist who’s never made peace. Lovely.