Peres, in Argentina, Leaves Sense of Irony at Home

Israeli President and political office-juggler Shimon Peres is in Argentina schmoozing the poor man’s Eva Peron, batty President Cristina Kirchner, in the week before Palestinian Authority strongman Mahmoud Abbas visits. Though he seems to be trying to stay one step ahead of his enemies, he’s traveling so quickly he seems to have left behind sense of irony, the evidence of which is this Jerusalem Post article:

Citing two acts of terrorism perpetrated by Iran on Argentinean soil: the bombing of the Israeli Embassy in 1992 and the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in 1994, Peres wondered who could agree to have a regime that murders innocent people be allowed to develop nuclear weapons.

“Who would believe them? Who could rely on them?” he asked.