Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Shimon Peres " democracy in Egypt would be worthless if a "religious extremist dictatorship" were to rise"

According to the Jerusalem Post, President Shimon Peres met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Beit Hanassi on Tuesday, where they discussed Egypt, peace talks, and the Iranian nuclear program.

During the meeting, Peres said that the world saw the results of democratic elections in Gaza, where Hamas was elected (...) "If a religious extremist dictatorship rises the day after democratic elections, what are democratic elections worth?" Peres asked.