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 Palestinians won international embrace.
President Barack Obama has agreed to give Israel a record $38 billion in military aid over the next 10 years, cementing his legacy as the strongest financial supporter of Israel ever to occupy the White House. Obama, whom Israeli journalist Gideon Levy calls “the patron of the occupation,” increased the amount of money the U.S. Show More Summary
Both were Nobel Prize laureates who labored for peace in the Middle East but failed to achieve it. Now, their joint efforts are at an end as President Barack Obama … Click to Continue »
[...] their joint efforts are at an end as President Barack Obama prepares to pay a final tribute to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Obama boarded Air Force One on Thursday afternoon to fly to Israel to join dozens of other world leadersShow More Summary
World leaders from US President Barack Obama to Prince Charles were expected in Israel on Friday for the funeral of ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. Security forces were on high alert for the funeral at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery, with roads closed and thousands of officers deployed. Show More Summary
JERUSALEM — As world leaders gather in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres, we are sharing excerpts of an interview with him conducted while he was serving as Israel’s ninth president. The interview took place at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem in June 2014, days before Peres headed to Washington to meet with President Obama and receive the Congressional […]
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President Barack Obama is flying to Israel to join dozens of world leaders at the funeral of Shimon Peres, the 93-year-old former prime minister, president and elder statesman. Obama and … Click to Continue »
Israel’s last founding father never gave up on peace with Palestine — but he also had plans in case it failed for good.
Zionists genuinely loved Shimon Peres for reminding them of Israel's ideals. His death serves a good function: the US establishment should accept the reality it has denied: the two state solution is dead and Palestinians live under apartheid.
Ma'an reports: "Israeli authorities carried out a large number of demolitions in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Tuesday, destroying two family apartment buildings, a classroom, a restaurant, four water cisterns, and parts of a home in the latest instances of a policy which rights groups have said has increased drastically in past months."
Shimon Peres was central to the creation of Israel's nuclear weapon program, the development of the Apartheid regime's nuclear weapon program in South Africa and was responsible for recasting Iran as a nuclear bogeyman and archenemy of the Western world. Show More Summary
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