Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Peres: "We were mistaken to leave Gaza"

So, is Shimon Peres trying to make t'shuvah?

J-Post: President Shimon Peres said Wednesday that he had erred in supporting Israel's unilateral withdrawal from Gaza.

The revealing remarks come three years after Israel's evacuation of the volatile coastal strip which has since been seized by Hamas.

"Whatever will happen in the future, we shall not repeat the mistakes we made in leaving Gaza," Peres said in a question and answer session with a group of American Jewish leaders. "It should have been done otherwise. I was for leaving Gaza. I consider myself as one of the persons mistaken."

The dovish leader, who has long been a champion of Israeli territorial withdrawals, said that although "lessons must be drawn" from the 2005 unilateral Gaza pullout, demographic and democratic considerations still necessitate the creation of a Palestinian state.

"It doesn't change the fact that there is a [demographic] reality," he told the annual Israel meeting of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. "I want to make sure that the state we have remains Jewish."

OK, at least it's a start. The problem with mistakes of this magnitude is you can't just say "oops" and hope everything will magically be all better. Time for him to take the next step and make a stand against future concessions to the scum arabs, who are already salivating over the next Israeli retreat.



  1. and yet you've called for Olmert to be hung as a "rodef." What makes Peres any better than Olmert? They say that even "hirhurei tshuva", inklings of tshuva can save the most evil man from Gehenom.

  2. Eitan, I always welcome teshuva from our lost brethren. Still, let's not jump the gun...Peres may have had an "oops" moment of clarity, but out of the other side of his mouth he wants to continue down the cherem path of Oslo.

  3. Yeah, I hear you, MZ. I wouldn't hang anyone (not unless they start calling for the execution of Jews who they suspect did something against our Arab brethren) but the guy has some weird ideas which he seems to hold on to despite the fact that Oslo and the pacts/truces since have clearly been failures.


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