1989: Polish born Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres visited Poland to pave the way to establish diplomatic relations between both nations. 2017: Jewish groups demand Poland explain naked game of tag in Nazi gas chamber.
The life and career of Shimon Peres exemplify the true ties between Israel and France.
Israel begins marking one year since the death of former president Shimon Peres this week with memorial events, at a time when the respected statesman's memoir is also being released. Peres's death last year led to an outpouring of grief...Show More Summary
Gov. Cuomo declared Sunday Shimon Peres Day and announced a new program to promote heritage tourism between New York and Israel.
“There are no front lines in war or peace,” the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres told me in an interview way back in 1995 when the influence of the internet was first being felt. “Science knows no borders, technology has no flag, information has no passport. Show More Summary
The gobsmacking highlight of the J Street conference last weekend was a breathless speech on Saturday night by Mika Almog, the grand-daughter of the late Shimon Peres, in which she described Israel as a beautiful lover who can hurt you, bad; but called on the audience of mostly-young people to love Israel with their eyes open, because it's theirs. Show More Summary
ANALYSIS: TRUE. Senior Israeli Diplomat Dore Gold Says Obama’s Arrogance Hurt Relationship with Israel. The interview (in Hebrew) started with Gold relating a story from the funeral of Shimon Peres four months ago. He spoke of Prime Minister Netanyahu greeting each world leader who came to the funeral individually. As each leader left, Netanyahu shook […]
The publication date has been set for April 4, 2017.
Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Today, televangelist Jim Bakker said that God used Hurricane Matthew to punish President Obama’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He alleged that the “hurricane has something to do...Show More Summary
GAZA (Reuters) - A Palestinian court in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday sent a military officer to jail for criticizing President Mahmoud Abbas after he attended the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres, the officer's lawyer said.
Could Shimon Peres’s vision of a "New Middle East"—a region of cooperation with peace between Israel and the Arab world—finally have a hope of becoming reality? Looking at the deep malaise in attempts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the chaos that has engulfed Arab states, it may seem further away than ever. Show More Summary
It's hard to believe it is the same Barack Obama who delivered a compelling speech in Cairo in June 2009 and last week's speech in Jerusalem at the funeral service of Shimon Peres. The two speeches were the products of completely different...Show More Summary
Last week, I posted a piece that contrasted the dreams, records, and dispositions of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres…
“Man is a beggar when he thinks and a prince when he dreams.” I do not know if Shimon Peres was fond of Hölderlin’s poetry. And it may seem incongruous to place side by side the Swabian poet obsessed with the Greek gods and the heroShow More Summary
The world has lost a one-of-a-kind leader with the death of Shimon Peres. As one of the founders of Israel, Peres helped secure the nation. He built its defense capability, as well as its technological and cultural sectors. But his most important legacy is as a defender of peace. Show More Summary
The last of the founding fathers of Israel who was also its ninth president is dead. Just looking at the array of dignitaries attending the funeral of this nonagenarian laureate who held no public office when he passed away is telling not only of his international stature (which at times largely...
President Barack Obama made what is likely to be his final trip to the Middle East as president on Friday to deliver a eulogy for Shimon Peres. It was full of personal memories of his conversations with Peres, who for most of Obama's...Show More Summary
Osama Abu Arab, a well-known official at the Palestinian Authority’s military liaison office, was arrested by PA forces on Saturday after publically criticizing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to attend Shimon Peres's funeral. Show More Summary
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is feeling a backlash at home over his attendance at the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, who shared a Nobel prize for interim peace deals with the Palestinians.
Shimon Peres argued that peace is an Israeli need and not a favour to Arabs or Palestinians.