Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
Shimon Peres: 'Self-victimising Palestinians' - The Frost Interview - Al Jazeera English
In an exclusive interview with Sir David Frost, Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, questions the Israeli government's position on settlements, pours scorn on accusations of a plot to kill Yasser Arafat, the late leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and opens his heart about the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the former Israeli prime minister.

(...) Moving on to current issues Peres talks about his relationship with Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, also known as Abu Mazen, and Israelis' widespread disillusionment following the relocation of settlers from Gaza.

"Gaza became a base to shoot at us ... we hoped [it] would be a solution. Instead it became an obstacle," he says.

And he pulls no punches with his views on Palestinians. Challenged by Sir David that the Palestinians appear to be the victims and Israel, the bullies, Peres says: "They are self-victimising. They victimise themselves. They are a victim of their own mistakes unnecessarily."

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Dec 30th, 2012 at 01:06:11 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:

DoDo 4

Display:

Occasional Series