Shimon Peres Passes Away Aged 93

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Scepticalscribe, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Scepticalscribe macrumors Westmere


    Jul 29, 2008
    The Far Horizon
    Death of Shimon Peres:

    Just read that the death has been reported of the legendary and extraordinarily gifted Israeli statesman, diplomat, and politician, Shimon Peres.

    Actually, I have long found it astounding on some of these very threads that the deaths of well known (but popular) mediocrities and talentless and witless 'celebrities' can attract a stupefying number of posts, threads, and replies, but that the death of genuine giants can pass without a whisper of acknowledgement.

    This man was a giant - a flawed giant, granted, - but was pretty much the last of that extraordinary generation of founding fathers (and mothers, I'm looking at you, Golda Meir among others) that gave rise to modern Israel.

    When studying politics as the art of the potential of compromise and negotiation, Mr Peres offer us an instructive series of examples of a what can be achieved by a genuinely idealistic, courageous, flexible and exceptionally creative practitioner of the art and craft and profession of politics and diplomacy.

    RIP. What an impressive individual.
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    I've spent time long ago examining histories of some of the nations in the M.E. and continue to be amazed at how Israel manages to flourish under such odds and proud of our (US) relationship. Peres was a part of a nation's history that shows what ethics, morals, intelligence and ingenuity can do and is to be admired.

    RIP Mr. Peres
  3. ardent73 macrumors regular


    Jan 14, 2010
    Ezekiel 37:11 Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones represent the people of Israel. They are saying, ‘We have become old, dry bones—all hope is gone. Our nation is finished.’ 12 Therefore, prophesy to them and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: O my people, I will open your graves of exile and cause you to rise again. Then I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 When this happens, O my people, you will know that I am the Lord. 14 I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live again and return home to your own land. Then you will know that I, the Lord, have spoken, and I have done what I said. Yes, the Lord has spoken!’”
  4. Hasukazu macrumors newbie


    Sep 28, 2016
    My heartfelt condolences

  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    A great statesman, the kind which is severely lacking in this day and age.

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