Battling for Peace by Shimon Peres
: A Memoir

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Certain to fascinate anyone intrigued about the future of the Middle East, these revealing memoirs of Shimon Peres, former Israeli Minister of Defense and winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, tell of his relationships with Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and others whom he encountered during his amazing career.

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Peres was born in Poland and emigrated to Israel in 1934. He was prime minister from 1984-86 and again from 1995-96. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his part in crafting the Oslo peace accords.
Published May 10, 1995 by Random House. 350 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Peres swears he ``never felt any animosity'' from Rabin, yet he often responds to charges in the prime minister's ``tendentious autobiography.'' Young Shimon Persky took the name Peres because one naturalist rendered this biblical Hebrew term to mean eagle.

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Peres, defense minister in the 1970s and later Israel's prime minister, uses diary excerpts to recreate his orchestration of Israel's rescue of passengers on a French plane hijacked by PLO terrorists and flown to Entebbe, Uganda, in 1976.

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Peres writes at length about his mentor, Ben-Gurion, and we come to understand how Peres turned out to be the first Israeli to reach an accommodation with the PLO: "Jewish statehood now, rather than holding out for Greater Israel" is a phrase that Peres uses to describe Ben-Gurion's stance in the...

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