Argentina protesters to Peres: You deserve Nobel for murder

By Shuki Sadeh, Haaretz – 16 Nov 2009

Thousands of people in Buenos Aires protested against President Shimon Peres’ visit to Argentina on Monday, some of whom carried a banner telling the octogenarian he deserved a Nobel Prize for murder.

The banner referred to 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, which Peres won together with former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that resulted in the Oslo Accords.

The demonstrators, who marched toward the Israeli embassy, also waved banners bearing slogans against Israel, as well as posters of Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini, the leader of the 1979 Iranian revolution.

Protestors in Brazil last week offered Peres a similar welcome, some of whom shouted at him: “War criminal, go home.”

During Peres’ visit on Monday, he held met with Néstor Carlos Kirchner, his Argentinian counterpart. Kirchner told Peres in the meeting that he supported Iran’s nuclear program, as long as it was for peaceful purposes.

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