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Posts Tagged: Shimon Peres

October 7, 2016 10:04 am

Shimon Peres (1923-1985;1986-2016): Which Do We Mourn?

"Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue." -- Gaius Sallustius Crispus, Roman historian...

October 6, 2016 8:21 am

The Epitaph of Shimon Peres

“Man is a beggar when he thinks, and a prince when he dreams.” I do not know if Shimon Peres was fond of Hölderlin’s poetry. And it...

October 5, 2016 12:24 pm

Arab Israelis Defy Knesset Reps, Pay Condolence Call to Family of Late Elder Statesman Shimon Peres

A group of some 150 Arab Israelis paid a condolence call on Tuesday to the family of the late former President Shimon Peres, just days after...

October 5, 2016 6:34 am

An Enormous Funeral for an Enigmatic Israeli Leader

One of the best known and most widely admired Israeli statesmen died on Sept. 28. After suffering a massive stroke two weeks earlier, Shimon Peres...

October 2, 2016 1:47 pm

Bar Refaeli’s Baby, ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot, NBA Player Omri Casspi Listed Among This Year’s ‘Most Influential Israelis’

To mark the start of the new Jewish year, Israel's Channel 2 on Sunday compiled a list of the most influential Israelis in every age group. The youngest of the...

October 2, 2016 6:23 am

What I Learned From Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres, of blessed memory, was perhaps the most intellectually curious leader in the history of modern Zionism, second only to his legendary mentor, David...

September 30, 2016 3:16 pm

Britain’s Prince Charles Turns Heads at Peres Funeral With Personalized Royal Kippah

Britain’s Prince Charles turned some heads at the funeral of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on Friday with a personalized kippah bearing...

September 30, 2016 3:06 pm

Shimon Peres, a Leader for All Seasons

Shimon Peres understood the Biblical verse “to everything there is a season.” When he was a young man working for David Ben-Gurion, he saw that Israel’s very...

September 30, 2016 2:10 pm

Abbas Draws Fire From Palestinians for Appearing to Cry at Peres Funeral

An image that appeared to show Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas crying at the funeral of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on...

September 30, 2016 7:25 am

Shimon Peres’ Funeral, Mahmoud Abbas’ Hypocrisy

On Thursday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas requested and was granted permission from the Israeli government to travel to Jerusalem to attend the funeral of...

September 29, 2016 5:02 pm

Former US Middle East Negotiator: Shimon Peres Was the ‘Forrest Gump of Israeli Politics’

The late former Israeli President Shimon Peres was a “truly consequential” figure who played an “inextricable” role in the transformation of Israel from a fledgling...

September 29, 2016 6:40 am

Shimon Peres: In His Own Words - The state of Israel, as well as dignitaries and Jewish groups around the world, are mourning the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres,...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Police Called to London University After Protesters Trap Attendees of Israe...

Police were called to University College London (UCL) on Thursday evening after anti-Israel protesters stormed an event organized by local pro-Israel advocacy...

Middle East

Arab States Pressuring PA President Abbas to Resolve Internal Palestinian D...

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab states are piling pressure on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resolve divisions in his Fatah party...