Clintons On Peres: “A True and Treasured Friend”


Statement from President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton on the Passing of Shimon Peres:

With the passing of Shimon Peres, Israel has lost a leader who championed its security, prosperity, and limitless possibilities from its birth to his last day on earth. The Middle East has lost a fervent advocate for peace and reconciliation and for a future where all the children of Abraham build a better tomorrow together. And Hillary and I have lost a true and treasured friend.

I’ll never forget how happy he was 23 years ago when he signed the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn, heralding a more hopeful era in Israeli-Palestinian relations. He was a genius with a big heart who used his gifts to imagine a future of reconciliation not conflict, economic and social empowerment not anger and frustration, and a nation, a region, and a world enhanced by caring and sharing, not torn asunder by the illusions of permanent dominance and perfect truth. His critics called him a dreamer. That he was – a lucid, eloquent dreamer until the very end. Thank goodness. Let those of us who loved him and love his nation keep his dream alive.



  1. Clintons are friends with Ayatollahs, Saudis, Moslem Brotherhood, North Koreans, Chicoms, and other totalitarians. Friends of Clintons are an enemy of humanity. Peres was a friend of Clintons. Enough said.