Shimon Peres, who, at last year's official memorial service for Theodore Herzl, claimed that "Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria could put the Jewish majority in the rest of Israel at risk." ("President should avoid Political Comments"
Shimon Peres appears to have a thing for honors, awards and titles. Perhaps they are needed to feed his insatiable ego. Even though the office of President in Israel is supposed to be only a figurehead status, Peres surely imagines himself the equal (or superior) to other Presidents of the world. He coveted the title and position and suddenly Moshe Katsav, who to this day swears his innocence, is out of the office and Peres is in, so he can do things like this:
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to begin his week-long visit to the Middle East in Israel Sunday morning. Hagel will meet President Peres, PM Netanyahu and DM Moshe Ya'alon. He will discuss the Iranian nuclear program and the crisis in Syria with the President. (Hagel to Arrive in Israel Sunday Morning)
Excuse me!? "The President"? The Prime Minister is the proper address for such talks, not the President!
(Wikipedia) 'The position is largely an apolitical ceremonial figurehead role, with the real executive power lying in the hands of the Prime Minister.'
I think that one day, we will find out that since the founding of the state, Shimon Peres has been enriching himself and aggrandizing himself at the expense of the Jewish people. No one lives forever, Shimon. At your age, you should be thinking about that.