10 Questions for Shimon Peres

Two-time Israeli Prime Minister and current President Shimon Peres on peace, a nuclear Iran and Facebook

Peter Hapak for TIME

Which are you prouder of establishing--the Oslo peace accords or Israel's nuclear program?


Even though the peace failed?

It didn't fail. It's not yet finished. I think it will happen in the coming decade. If we are able to mobilize all the goodwill necessary, we can have it very early, because the platform is known, the principles were agreed on.

The Arab Spring has resulted in Islamist-dominated governments in Tunisia and Egypt. How will this affect relations with Israel?

I'm optimistic. Islam has different interpretations. There is soft Islam and strong Islam and extreme Islam. So we have to see...

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