Arab world sheds no tears for Peres

Arab world sheds no tears for Peres

Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres’s death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a “war criminal”. Of the 21 Arab states, only two — Egypt and Jordan — have full diplomatic relations with Israel. Even in those countries, the legacy of […]

Peres was ‘a pathological charmer’, says former advisor

Peres was ‘a pathological charmer’, says former advisor

Ofer Bronchtein, a former advisor to Shimon Peres, gave FRANCE 24 an insider’s account of his working experience with the late Israeli statesman during one of the most hopeful periods in the country’s history. On September 13, 1993, when then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin grasped Yasser Arafat’s hand in the White House Rose Garden, […]