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Shimon Peres

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December 2006: Mr. Peres's response - 'I can say to you clearly that we shall not introduce atomic weapons into the region. We will certainly not be the first to do so'' - became a tagline repeated for decades to signal the country's self-imposed 'no comment' on its reported nuclear capabilities.

April 2002: Israeli Labor Party politician, former Prime Minister and winner of 1994 Nobel Peace Prize (with Yasir Arafat) for negotiating the Olso accord with the Palestinians while serving as Foreign Minister under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Served as a cabinet minister under later Israeli PMs.


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Cooperation (past or present) Opponent (past or present) Yasir Arafat Person Dec 23, 2011

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Sep 01, 2009 Why Jews see racism in Israel

QUOTE: About two-thirds of Ethiopian Jews receive support from state [Israel] welfare agencies. And just over 10 percent recieve post-high school education compared to 40 percent of Israeli Jews, according to an Ethiopian advocacy group.

Christian Science Monitor
Dec 14, 2006 Why Israel maintains nuclear ambiguity: Ehud Olmert's apparent admission that Israel has nukes calls into question the country's longtime vow of silence.

QUOTE: fragility of one of Israel's most finely tuned defense policies, a doctrine of nuclear ambiguity that has enabled Israel to deter foes for decades in a region with only one alleged nuclear power.

Christian Science Monitor
Aug 14, 2002 Bitter Circus Erupts As Israel Indicts a Top Fatah Figure

QUOTE: Marwan Barghouti...made clear at his indictment on terrorism charges today that he intends to turn his public trial into a political duel with Israel.

New York Times
Apr 20, 2002 Israel Says It Will Allow a Fact-Finding Mission

QUOTE: ...Israel would be willing to have the United Nations send a representative to look into the Israeli military action in the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank.

New York Times
Oct 07, 2001 Sharon Apologizes Over Dispute with U.S.

QUOTE: Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel apologized tonight for what he called a misunderstanding caused by his warning that the United States risked appeasing Arab nations the way Europe appeased Adolf Hitler before World War II....The Arab countries are demanding -- in order for them to join the coalition -- that Israel pay a diplomatic and security price...

New York Times
Oct 06, 2001 Raising Munich, Sharon Reveals Israeli Qualms

QUOTE: ...Arab allies are vital to Washington....That means American pressure on Israel for more concessions...

New York Times