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The Greatness & Tragedy of Shimon Peres

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND,28JAN01 - Minister of Regional Cooperation of Israel Shimon Peres (L) and President of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat (R) attend a session entitled 'From Peacemaking to Peacebuilding' at the Annual Meeting 2001 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 28, 2001.
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The death of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shimon Peres at 93, on September 27, marked the passing of Israel’s founding generation of leaders.  He is rightly being remembered as a visionary and a voice for peace who made the Oslo Accords possible; but he also made some decisions that boomeranged badly against him and his country.  And he endured an amazing succession of shocking disappointments and defeats that would have easily broken a lesser man. He lost elections for prime minister in 1977, …

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