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Peres funeral: The handshake between Abbas and Netanyahu was a footnote

JERUSALEM — A picture says a thousand words. But in the case of the carefully choreographed handshake just feet from the casket containing the body of Israel’s ninth president, a thousand words might have been better. 561 more words


Hamas slams 'contemptible' Abbas condolences to Peres family

The Hamas terror organization on Thursday said a condolence letter that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent to the family of deceased former Israeli president Shimon Peres showed “contempt” for Palestinians killed by Israel and for the “suffering” of the Palestinian people… 77 more words


Political adversaries set aside rivalries to bury ‘a champion of our common humanity’ — Shimon Peres

JERUSALEM — It was only a brief moment, but the handshake between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will become one of the defining moments of the Shimon Peres funeral on Friday. 1,030 more words


Palestinians do not mourn the passing of war criminal Peres, even if Mahmoud Abbas does

I write on the eve of the burial of a war criminal. Shimon Peres, former Israeli Prime Minister and President died on the 28th of September at the age of 93. 610 more words


World Leaders Gather to Remember Shimon Peres

Israel lost the last of their modern-day founding fathers on Wednesday with the passing of Shimon Peres.  As a public servant, Peres served in almost every capacity of the Israeli government, including two stints as Prime Minister and President from 2007 to 2014.   274 more words

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to attend Shimon Peres funeral

JERUSALEM — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will attend the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres on Friday, Abbas’ office said. 500 more words


With exception of Abbas, Arab leaders not attending #ShimonPeres funeral; Arab media has little nice to say

In surprising snub, no Arab leader will attend Peres’ funeral
by Daniel Siryoti and Staff
September 29, 2016

In a surprising move, no Arab leader will arrive in Israel to attend the funeral of former President Shimon Peres, who… 98 more words

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