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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

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

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

Jul 24, 2014

Peres steps down as Israeli president, sees peace 'one day'

Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defense of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East... #Israel #Middle East #Hamas #Shimon Peres

Jul 23, 2014

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Israeli 'airport is safe'

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who on Tuesday took an El Al flight to Tel Aviv in protest of the Federal Aviation Administration's halting of U.S. airlines flying to the Jewish state, met with Israel's prime minister and president Wedn... #Israel #Jerusalem #Hamas #Shimon Peres #Michael Bloomberg #Benjamin Netanyahu #Federal Aviation Administration #Gaza Strip #Bloomberg #Tel Aviv

Jul 15, 2014

AP INTERVIEW: Israel's Peres defends airstrikes

(AP) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the killing of civilians by air raids on Gaza presents a moral dilemma, but argued there is scant alternative as long as the Islamic militants who rule the strip refuse to stop sustained rocket... #Mahmoud Abbas #Israel #West Bank #Hamas

Jul 01, 2014

Netanyahu speaks at burial service for three murdered Israeli teens live

Joint burial for Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel Bodies were found in West Bank Dozens of air strikes launched on Gaza Strip Israel blames Hamas for killings Palestinian killed during arrest raid in West Bank 8.34pm BST We're going to wr... #Israel #West Bank #Hamas #Gaza Strip #Shimon Peres #Facebook #Israel Defense Forces

Jul 25, 2014

Farewell to a people I love | Shimon Peres | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel

This is the Farewell Speech delivered by President Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Thursday 24 July, 2014, published at The Times of Israel in a translation provided by the President’s Residence... #Shimon Peres #Knesset #Israel

Jul 24, 2014

Peres steps down as Israeli president, sees peace 'one day'

Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defense of the war in Gaza against Hamas militants and a defiant prediction that peace will "one day" come to the Middle East... #Israel #Middle East #Hamas #Shimon Peres

Jul 28, 2014

On chutzpah and war

Israel has had a problem since its inception. It's a terribly serious, existential problem; one that existed since its realisation as a European implantation in sea of Arabs, and it continues to haunt it today. Israel is a tiny state built on the rui... #Israel #Europe #Palestine #Ariel Sharon #Shimon Peres
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