SYDNEY (JTA) — The leader of the Australian Greens party was slammed by fellow lawmakers and a Jewish group for attacking the late Shimon Peres in a speech in the Senate. Speaking on Oct. 13, two weeks after the former Israeli president died at 93, Sen. Richard Di Natale sought to counter depictions of Peres as a…
Uladzimir Volkau, a 93-year-old man in Belarus who is believed to be the last living childhood neighbor of Shimon Peres, said goodbye to Israeli politician.
In a brief encounter before today’s funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged greetings with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.
The presence of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral of Shimon Peres on Friday — the only Arab head of state to attend — has highlighted internal divisions within the Palestinian camp, evoking ambivalence from supporters and indignation from political foes.
Under a white canopy on a forested hillside in the late summer sunshine, old friends and several adversaries brushed shoulders with one another on Friday as they mourned the death of Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.
Managers at the historic Jerusalem hotel are booting guests from prime rooms to make space for more than 30 heads of state expected to attend the funeral of the Israeli statesman Shimon Peres.
Donald Trump issued a statement Wednesday expressing his condolences for the death of Israel’s former president Shimon Peres. “He was a consummate statesman, a distinguished patriot and a friend of peace-loving people everywhere,” Trump said.
Most people knew Shimon Peres, who died on September 28, as a president and prime minister with a 60-year career in public service. But to a handful of Israelis, he was also a neighbor.
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama announced he was heading to Jerusalem to attend Shimon Peres’ funeral and ordered flags flown at half-staff, a rare honor for foreign leaders. In a proclamation late Wednesday, Obama said he ordered flags to fly at “half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all…
(JTA) — Residents of the Belarus birthplace of Shimon Peres gathered outside his childhood home to pay their respects to the most important international figure to ever emerge from their village. Villagers in Vishnyeva learned about the Israeli statesman’s death Wednesday from Limmud FSU, a Jewish education organization that has remained in regular contact with the remote…