Shimon Peres Dies at 93; Built Up Israel’s Defense and Sought Peace – The New York Times

English: Shimon Peres, president of the State ...

English: Shimon Peres, president of the State of Israel, at World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly, Inbal Hotel Jerusalem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article is an example of the NYT at its best. It reports that as prime minister (twice); as minister of defense, foreign affairs, finance and transportation; and, as president, Mr. Peres never left the public stage.

Source: Shimon Peres Dies at 93; Built Up Israel’s Defense and Sought Peace – The New York Times

May he now rest in peace.

Bibi’s Big Surprise by Itamar Rabinovich – Project Syndicate

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English: Israeli flag next to a cactus עברית: דגל ישראל ליד קקטוס (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an excellent article, published by Project Syndicate. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!

via Bibi’s Big Surprise by Itamar Rabinovich – Project Syndicate.

The author, Itamar Rabinovich, is Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, and is President of The Israel Institute (DC and Tel Aviv) and is a senior scholar at Tel Aviv University, New York University, and the Brookings Institution.

Natanyahu has won a powerful political victory at home, and has been able to reduce the hold of powerful minorities, giving him a freer hand. Now he must work on strengthening relations with the US and Europe. He must also chose carefully in his dealings with China and Russia.

Thoughts?