Shimon Peres


Gold: Behind the Scenes at Peres Funeral

In one of the first disclosures about what went on behind the scenes in the Obama-Netanyahu era, Dore Gold, the recently departed Director General of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, has…

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Dimona Nuclear Reactor to Be Named for Peres

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced at a cabinet meeting that he intends to rename the Dimona nuclear reactor in southern Israel for the late president and prime minister…

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Some Unexpected Reactions to Peres’s Passing

The extraordinary worldwide reaction to the passing of Shimon Peres has included condolences from some unexpected quarters, testifying to the long reach of Israel’s peripatetic ninth president. “We are deeply…

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Police Arrest Potential Threats to Peres Funeral

Israeli police arrested an unspecified number of Jewish and Arab suspects thought to pose a security risk at the funeral of former president Shimon Peres on Friday. “We arrested Jews…

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Obama to Speak at Peres Funeral on Friday

President Barack Obama has been scheduled as the concluding speaker at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, the White House said on Thursday, as the president left for…

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PA’s Abbas to Attend Peres Funeral

Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas will be attending Shimon Peres’s funeral Friday, after a request to do so was authorized by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. A report earlier said that…

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Arab MKs to Boycott Peres Funeral

While leaders of dozens of nations are arriving in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres Friday, one Israeli politician who will be boycotting the event is MK Ayman Odeh,…

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Obama Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Peres

President Barack Obama has ordered all U.S. flags on federal property to be flown at half-staff in the memory of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who died…

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Airports Authority Set for Its Greatest Test Ever

Officials at Ben Gurion Airport are preparing for what may be their greatest test ever Thursday: the arrival of tens of thousands of Jews from abroad coming to Israel to…

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Chareidi Political Leaders Remember Peres

Upon his passing, the political leaders of chareidi and religious Jewry in Israel issued statements of condolence and sorrow over the passing of former President Shimon Peres. As one of…

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