Why Shimon Peres Still Matters
September 3, 2012
Commentary by: Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Israeli President Shimon Peres
“Some three weeks ago, on the occasion of his 89th birthday, Israeli President Shimon Peres gave loud and clear public expression to his opposition to a possible Israeli military strike against Iran’s nuclear installations. This followed two years during which Peres is said to have counseled Israel’s leaders in closed quarters against the ramifications of such an attack. Giving a number of separate interviews on Aug. 16, Peres did not oppose such a strike under all circumstances. Rather, he warned against an attack that would not receive a green light from Washington.”
Feldman also wrote “Israel and the New Egypt” with Shlomo Brom and Shimon Stein for The National Interest on September 4, 2012.