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September 28, 2016 2:31 pm

Anti-Israel Activists Join Hamas and Hezbollah in Celebrating Death of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

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The late former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: World Economic Forum.

The late former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: World Economic Forum.

While the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres drew countless heartfelt condolence messages from around the world on Wednesday, the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist groups — as well as a number of prominent anti-Israel personalities — celebrated the renowned statesman’s passing at the age of 93.

Palestinians “are very happy at the passing of this criminal who caused their blood to shed,” the Associated Press quoted Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri as saying. “Shimon Peres was the last remaining Israeli official who founded the occupation, and his death is the end of a phase in the history of this occupation and the beginning of a new phase of weakness.”

The Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar television station in Lebanon called Peres “the real face of the bloody and colonial policies adopted by the Zionist regime.”

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Anti-Israel activist Max Blumenthal — the son of longtime Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal — tweeted, “To call Shimon Peres a man of peace besmirches the very concept of peace.”

Ali Abuminah, the co-founder of the Electronic Intifada website, tweeted, “Peres perfectly represents ‘Israel’: all ‘peace’ marketing on the surface, but his real story is unabated racism, ethnic cleansing and war.”

Electronic Intifada associate editor Rania Khalek tweeted, “Shimon Peres was a ‘man of peace’ like Saudi King Abdullah was a ‘reformer.’ Our media always fawns when western-backed criminals die.”

Writing in the Middle East Monitor, British freelance journalist Ben White asserted that Peres was “a man for whom ‘peace’ always meant colonial pacification.”

Peres, who served as Israel’s president from 2007-2014, was also twice prime minister — for two years in the mid-1980s and for less than one year in the mid-1990s. As a young man, Peres was a protégé of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister.

In 1994, Peres, who was foreign minister at the time, won the Nobel Peace Prize — alongside Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat — for the role he played in the signing of the Oslo Accords the year before.

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  • Eliot Schickler

    Someone should punch out Max Blumenthal! The other critics are lying pieces of garbage!

  • NJ Duck

    Worth noting that Reconstructionist rabbi’s, including co-Jewish Voice for Peace “Rabbinic Council” founder Brent Rosen, and numerous RRC ordained rabbi’s at JVP write for both Blumenthal’s anti-Israel site Mondoweiss and Electronic Intifadah – not all that out of character given that almost 65% of JVP’s “leadership” is Reconstructionist.

  • Jamal Sheik

    Death to these smelly bastards of Hamas and Hezbollah. R.I.P Brother Perez and long live Israel.

  • Bill Pearlman

    Max Blumenthal is an overwhelming argument for late term abortion

  • Myron Robinson

    The criticism by Hamas et al as Perez being a man of violence in itself explains that with this attitude from the multitude of Palestinian supporters as well as the main stream media there will be no peace in the Middle East. It takes two to tango and unless there is a change of thinking there will not be peace. Hamas don’t want peace but the extermination of Israel and all Jews.

  • Lydia7777

    RIP Mr. Peres, my condolences to his famly.
    Regarding the comments above let’s ignore these ignorant mindless fanatics.

  • ReformSchool

    Hizbullah TV is All Manure? And HamAss is not?

  • Peter Joffe

    Civilization mourns the death of Shimon Peres but we all will celebrate the death of Allah.

  • Although I disagreed with Peres in the absolute on his useless peace plans, I honor his service to Israel and HaShem. Shimon Peres, ZT”L.

  • The Islamic way is always spit on the Jew, then kill him. No thanks. Although I disagreed with Peres in the absolute on his useless peace plans, I honor his service to Israel and HaShem. Shimon Peres, ZT”L.

  • Paul Golden

    Max Blumenthal is a close friend of Hillary. It doesn’t say much for Hillary as to who her friends are. Blumenthal should move to the Gaza Strip if he is so much in love with the Palestinians.

  • Harvela

    I will take the respect which will be forthcoming from world leaders such as Obama , The Pope , Theresa May , the Clintons etc over the views of non entities such as Max Blumenthal , Ali Abunimah and Ben ‘ I’m not an antisemite but can understand those who are ‘ White .

  • uptownwoman

    Too bad Max Blumenthal is still living. I would love to celebrate his death and those of Ali Abuminah, Rania Khalek, Sami Abu Zuhri, and, of course, last but not least, Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Reb_Yaakov

    Compare the Jewish way: not speaking ill of the dead, even if you didn’t like him or her.

  • Brooklyn Ave.

    With all the years Peres spent on trying for peace….what a waste… as exhibited by the statements of people in the story above!!!

    • Sonia

      They lack grace, truth and normal human compassion. Their allah is a god of bloodshed and hatred.. Not the true HaShem as we see also when Ezekiel confronts the prophets of baal.

  • johan eary

    Sickening. And to think Peres Dedicated his live to making peace with these mindless fanatics.

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