Peres' dream of peace should not be forgotten

To the editor:

Noticing the flag at half-staff at L.P. Adams, I asked who was being honored. I was informed it was for Shimon Peres, the elder statesman of Israel.

I reflected a few moments, said a silent prayer for his family, and thought how different the world in general and the Middle East in particular would be if Peres' dreams of peace became reality.

This one man against long odds, never drifted from the dream of a two-state government for Israel and Palestine, co-existing in peace, side by side. Friends, not enemies. As President Bill Clinton said in his eulogy, "Peres started off life as Israel's brightest student, became its best teacher and ended up as its biggest dreamer."

Hopefully, the leaders of these two great peoples will never forget that peace, as hard as it is to agree upon and maintain, will always be worth achieving, so their people can co-exist in a lasting friendship for generations to come.

Faisal Ali, Dalton