Shimon Peres calls 'Palestinians' 'self-victimizing' but also questions Israel's position on 'settlements'There's a lot not to like about this lengthy interview. Israel's President, Shimon Peres, who is lionized abroad far more than here, tells David Frost on al-Jazeera that the 'Palestinians' are self-made victims. Unfortunately, he also criticizes our government's position on 'settlements.'
Peres represents the Left's view that because 'we' want a compromise, a compromise must be possible. What the 'Palestinian' rejection of the suicidal offers made by Ehud Barak and Ehud K. Olmert shows is that no compromise is possible. For the 'Palestinians' it's a zero-sum game in which they seek to replace us.
Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: Sunlight via Martin Kramer).
UPDATE 10:55 AM
I did not watch this entire video before posting it. There is so much wrong - so much bias in this video - that it's pathetic. I doubt that even Peres would agree with much of the narration.