Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Nobel Prize Winner to Sederot: Crybabies!

Shimon Peres never ceases to amaze me.

Just when I thought he couldn't say anything more insensitive,

"Why don't you go back to where you came from?" -- (Peres yelled this at a Women in Green anti-Olso demonstrator in 1995. She was a concentration camp survivor)

or more stupid,

"What, I'm a loser?" (Shimon Peres asks the Labor Party central committee, and they yelled back a resounding "YES!" )

"Instead of dwelling in the history of the past, we have to look to the history of the future." (Speech to American Jewish Committee, May 3, 2001)

or more thoughless,

"I think violence is the intervention of the past in the attempt to change the future." (Speech at the Peres Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation, April 2001),

he lets loose with a new statement that embarrasses me to live in the same country as him.

The city of Sederot is under fire. Daily barrages of missiles aimed at civilians. Downed power lines.

And what does Shimon Peres have to offer the residents of Sederot?

'I don't understand what the hysteria is about. Kiryat Shmona was shelled for years." YNetnews

I guess only someone as heartless as Peres, who could say such a thing to the residents of Sederot is capable of helping plan and execute Olmert's upcoming "Convergence".

Once again the adage from the Talmud rings strong: One who is merciful to the cruel ends up being cruel to the merciful.


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21 comments:

Dot Co Dot Il said...

The second quote is gold, pure gold!

mosheshmeal said...

Can't wait for his comment when Lau becomes President.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Moshemeal; Though I'm not a fan of R' Lau, Peres will probably reuse his previous quote:

"The Jews won, while the Israelis lost."

(That was his line when Netanyahu beat him in the 96 election)

Mike Miller said...

I think he may have a point, although I doubt he means it.

I heard a woman from Sderot on the radio crying (yes, crying) about how she wants to move out, and just wants the government to pay her so she can afford to flee (my word, she did not say flee). If, she said, there are more rocket attacks, she may just have to abandon her house (since there's no real real estate market these days in Sderot apparently) and move in with relatives.

Now, if I were of the Arabic terrorist persuation, this would be extremely encouraging news to me.

If those in Kiryat Sh'moneh had spent their time whining, it would probably have encouraged Hezbollah to continue what they're doing.

Of course, the proper response for a government official (or anyone with an ounce of compassion) is not to berate your own citizens, but to actually do something to protect them, but hey, this is Peres we're talking about.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Mike: Things have changed alot since the 1970s. It used to be considered the correct Zionist response to a terror attack to say, "we're not moving anywhere"...or even build a new settlement/town/etc. Kiryat Shmona used to complain but alot of the people there had this sort of grassroots Zionism within them and never considered leaving.

Things have changed alot -- starting in the early 1990s with the SCUD missiles attacks against Gush Dan, when thousands of Tel-Avivians fled to Eilat and Europe. That sort of Post Zionism was clearly an indication of the Oslo Accord incubation.

Gush Katif people adopted the old-school of Zionist thought and refused to leave and had to be dragged out. 5000 rockets and they refused to budge.

When Olmert publically says, "I'm tired of defending ourselves"...it's only logical that Sederot residents want to flee. I feel bad for them.

KACH 613 said...

The only reson why he will put people down like this is because they will not go back into Gaza it will show the world that the expoltion was a big mistake and they cant admit it even though everyone knows!!

2R said...

I was watching Yatzpan the other night (Israeli comedian), he is not nearly as funny as Peres is...oh,Peres doesn't say this out of humor...my bad..

Jak Black said...

Glad to see that I wasn't the only one shocked by his stupidity.

Before we left Lebanon, I spoke to a few left wing friends, who assured me that once we left, if there was even ONE missile, Israel would retaliate heavily. After all, that's a serious attack on a sovereign state.

Before we left Gaza, they said the same thing: Well, the Lebanon situation is very thorny. But Gaza is clear-cut. Even ONE kassam will elicit a huge response from Israel After all, that's a serious attack on a sovereign state.

And here's Pickled Peres, telling us that it's not really a big deal. Kassams, shmassams. One grasps in vain for a commensurate response to his words. The only image my mind can conjure is that of Daffy Duck tossing a lamp away, ignoring the dire warnings of the genie with the flippant: "Consequences, shmonsequences."

Joe Settler said...

Besides the missing hat tip, you also forgot to mention that Peres in the Minister in charge of Development of the.....


...Negev (and Gallil)

Joe Settler said...
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Joe Settler said...

jak black: for you... Consequences, Schmoncequences

Jak Black said...

Joe: LOL, thanks

DTC said...

jak black/joe settler -

But is Peres really "so long as I'm rich" and "I'm wealthy! I'm socially secure"?? (or do we really not want to know?)

Jak Black said...

Nah, "just as long as I don't live in Sederot!"

Scraps said...

Hashem yishmor. That's all I have to say.

Ari Kinsberg said...

I pray that the Sederot problem is resolved way quicker than the one that the northern-border settlements sufferred from for so many years.

I also pray that Peres retire from Israeli politics. Maybe he just go and offer to work for the Palestinians directly. (This would probably help Israel.)

Jameel, even in the "good old days" Israeli civilians did not always remain steadfast under terror. Yemin Moshe in Jerusalem, today a fashionable neighborhood, was depopulated and abandoned to the poorest of Jerusalem residents between 1948 and 1967, when Jordanian snipers fired into the neighborhood.

Bari said...

More daffy on Peres

Bari said...

Of course, there's this
and this

bec said...

And what does Shimon Peres have to offer the residents of Sederot?

'I don't understand what the hysteria is about. Kiryat Shmona was shelled for years." YNetnews


brilliant, just brilliant.
is he implying the the shelling of kiryat shmona was acceptable, just as this must be?
passivity and jews do NOT go well together. something must be done.

Olah Chadasha said...

jameel, you should know better by now. Peres is perfectly justified in critisizing the people of Sderot. After all, they're simply victims of peace!

If Peres hadn't been making stupid statements throughout his career, I'd say he's getting senile in his ripe old age. Nope. No such luck. He's just this much of a bombastic idiot, and that's putting it mildly.
-OC

Anonymous said...

Are any of his decendants still living in Israel? Are they all still Jewish?

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