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Hard-liner Reuven Rivlin to be Israel's next president

Jun 11, 2014

Hard-liner Reuven Rivlin to be Israel's next president

Rivlin, a stalwart in the governing Likud Party, now faces the difficult task of succeeding Shimon Peres, a Nobel peace laureate who became an all-star on the international stage. #World #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Shimon Peres #Israel elections #Abdullah Abdullah #Israel-Palestinian conflict #Reuven Rivlin #Jewish settlement movement #Likud Party #Palestinian independence #Knesset ceremony
Israeli parliament to elect new president shortly

Jun 09, 2014

Israeli parliament to elect new president shortly

A nasty race to succeed Shimon Peres as Israel's head of state is finally coming to an end, with five candidates facing off in parliament. #World #NewsTracker #Israel #Benjamin Netanyahu #Shimon Peres #Israeli President #Knesset #Israeli parliament #Reuven Rivlin
Israeli top leaders not attending Mandela funeral

Dec 10, 2013

Israeli top leaders not attending Mandela funeral

Neither Israel's prime minister nor president will attend South Africa's commemorations of the late Nelson Mandela this week, officials said, a notable absence at events expected to draw more than 70 world leaders. #Israel #South Africa #Nelson Mandela #Shimon Peres #Benjamin Nethanyahu
Video: Israeli Pres passes right into Messi's midriff on Peace Tour

Aug 05, 2013

Video: Israeli Pres passes right into Messi's midriff on Peace Tour

The remarkably energetic Peres, 90, dressed in a smart suit, addressed the Catalan team and 15,000 spectators at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium. #Sports #Barcelona #football #Lionel Messi #Israel #KickingAround #Shimon Peres #Tel Aviv #Israeli President
Israel's president calls for return to peace talks

May 27, 2013

Israel's president calls for return to peace talks

Israel's president has urged Israeli and Palestinian leaders to overcome differences and resume peace negotiations, saying the sides could not afford "to lose this opportunity." #World #NewsTracker #World Economic Forum #Benjamin Netanyahu #Mahmoud Abbas #Shimon Peres #Palestinians #John Kerry

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Israel's president calls for return to peace talks

Jul 24, 2014

Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursday -- a man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presid... #Israel #Shimon Peres #Reuven Rivlin #Gaza Strip #Jerusalem #Likud Party
Israel's president calls for return to peace talks

Jul 23, 2014

Ban Ki-moon and Shimon Peres on the Gaza/Israel crisis video

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, speaks in Israel about the bloody conflict in Gaza. President Shimon Peres says he regrets that flights into Tel Aviv have been cancelled, and says the solution should be to stop rockets being fired into the cou... #Israel #Hamas #Shimon Peres #Ban Ki-moon #Gaza Strip #Tel Aviv
Israel's president calls for return to peace talks

Jul 15, 2014

Tony Blair meets Israeli president and hails Egypt's ceasefire plan video

Middle East envoy Tony Blair says he welcomes the Egyptian ceasefire plan as an opportunity to bring permanent security to the region. At a joint news conference in Jerusalem with Israeli's president Shimon Peres, Blair says the ceasefire proposal co... #Israel #Middle East #Jerusalem #Tony Blair #Shimon Peres #Egypt #Hamas