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Israel begins paying last respects to Peres

Israeli leaders and crowds of mourners began paying their last respects on Thursday to ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state outside parliament. A solemn ceremony saw President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, parliament speaker Yuli Edelstein and opposition leader Isaac Herzog lay wreaths beside Peres's flag-draped coffin at a plaza outside parliament.
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