JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians.
U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered for the burial in Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery, two days after Peres, a former president and premier, died at the age of 93.
The decision by Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, to attend the Israeli statesman’s funeral does not portend reconciliation with Israel.
Some Fatah members oppose president’s decision aimed at sending message that ‘Palestinians are for peace’ The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has indicated he plans to attend the funeral of the former Israeli president and pri...
World leaders will travel to Israel to attend the funeral on Friday of the former Israeli president and prime minister.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president whose pursuit of an elusive peace with the Pales...