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"He understood from hard-earned experience that true security comes through making peace with your neighbors"
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Obama will travel to Israel for Shimon Peres funeral

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President Obama will attend the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president and driving force behind the Oslo peace accords of the 1990s, on Friday in Israel, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry. Peres, 93, died after s...

‘Shimon never saw his dream of peace fulfilled,’ Obama says at Peres funeral

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President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy for former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres that praised the late leader, his Zionist mission and even the Haganah, but also said that Peres did not want Israel to be a place of slaves an...

Obama: Abbas presence at Peres funeral shows 'unfinished business of peace'

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US President Barack Obama said Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's presence at Shimon Peres's funeral on Friday was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace." At the start of his eulogy for Nobel Peace Prize winner Peres in ...

Arianna Huffington: Israel Diary: Shimon Peres on Peace, Obama's Tough Love, and Working in the Shadows

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JERUSALEM -- It's hard to spend any time with Israeli President Shimon Peres and remain pessimistic about the possibility of peace. "I'm 86," he told me when we met at the presidential residence, "and at a moment in my life when I h...

President Obama says Shimon Peres ‘never saw his dream of peace fulfilled’

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Obama and other world leaders hailed Peres for his vision and his leadership in securing a strong defense. But they also spoke of his never-ending quest for peace. Obama said Peres understood the Palestinians must be seen as equal i...

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