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.
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.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans a rare visit to Jerusalem on Friday to attend the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, a Palestinian official said on Thursday.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, 93, died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, prompting U.S. President Barack Obama to mourn: “A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever.”
The troubled lawyer who opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, was wearing a Nazi uniform, according to the New York Daily News.
A human rights group urged soccer’s governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land.
Backers of Israel’s massive Leviathan natural gas field signed a $10 billion deal on Monday to supply 1.6 trillion feet (tcf) of gas to Jordan’s National Electric Power Company.
The “Quartet” of Middle East peace mediators said on Friday it was strongly opposed to Israel’s ongoing settlement activity, warning that it risked ending the chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU INVITES PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ABBAS TO SPEAK AT ISRAELI PARLIAMENT, SAYS HE WOULD GLADLY SPEAK AT PALESTINIAN PARLIAMENT IN RAMALLAH
President Barack Obama awarded 24 American giants of the arts and humanities with medals on Thursday, lauding their accomplishments - and sharing some laughs.