Shimon Peres

Netanyahu, Abbas face criticism after funeral for Israel's Peres

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not have shaken Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' hand at the funeral of Shimon Peres, Israel's justice minister said on local radio Sunday.

Grabar-Kitarovic: Israel will cherish Peres's legacy

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said in Jerusalem on Friday that Israel would cherish the legacy of its former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, expressing hope that the...

Peres believed he "stopped Netanyahu from attacking Iran," paper says

Israel's leaders were preparing for an attack on Iran, fearing that the Islamic republic might be gearing up to develop a nuclear weapon, but Shimon Peres believes he slammed the breaks on the...

World leaders among thousands attending funeral of Israel's Peres

Leaders from across the world were in Jerusalem on Friday for the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres.

Israel pays respects to Shimon Peres in Knesset ceremony

Israeli leaders and the public paid their respects to Shimon Peres, one of the country's dominant political figures, in a lying-in-state ceremony outside the country's parliament.

Political leaders mourn death of former Israeli president Peres

"In former President Shimon Peres, we lost a key world leader and a friend of India. Pained by his demise. Our condolences to people of Israel."

Israeli statesman Shimon Peres dies at 93, nation begins to mourn

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres died in hospital, aged 93, his family confirmed Wednesday, two weeks after the Nobel peace laureate suffered a major stroke.