Shimon Peres

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On September 13th, 1993, US president Bill Clinton stands between PLO leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzahk Rabin as they shake hands. Photograph: J David Ake/AFP/Getty Images

Twenty-five years ago on Thursday, a portly Palestinian boy scout raised the Palestinian red, white, black and green flag from the balcony of Orient H(...)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) talks with US President Barack Obama at the Mount Herzl national cemetery. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/Reuters

Shimon Peres has been laid to rest in a ceremony attended by scores of international leaders including US president Barack Obama, who said Israel’s ni(...)

Vincent Van Gogh painted View of the Sea at Scheveningen in 1882

Two Vincent van Gogh paintings that were stolen from a museum in Amsterdam more than a decade ago have been recovered by Italian law enforcement autho(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton pays his respects at the coffin of Shimon Peres outside the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem. Photograph: Getty Images

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas will participate in today’s funeral in Jerusalem of Israel’s elder statesman Shimon Peres – his first visit t(...)

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian presidential nominee. “I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment,” Mr Johnson said, then quickly added “the former president of Mexico”. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Libertarian US presidential candidate Gary Johnson, asked during a televised town hall-style meeting to name a foreign leader he admires, struggled to(...)

Secretary of State John Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. Photograph: Jason DeCrow/AP

Obama administration officials are considering tougher responses to the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on Aleppo, including military option(...)

 Shimon Peres visiting border police’s counterterrorist unit’s base in Israel in 2011. Photograph: Amos Ben Gershom/EPA

The body of Shimon Peres will lie in state at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, on Thursday ahead of Friday’s funeral in Jerusalem, which will be atte(...)

Shimon Peres, a symbol of hope and reconciliation in the Middle East, was a bundle of contradictions. Journalist Chemi Shalev aptly quotes Friedrich N(...)

Former Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres, right, and the late  Yasser Arafat shake hands at a meeting in 2001.  Photograph: AP Photo/Ahmed Jadallah

Shimon Peres, the Israeli politician and Nobel peace prize winner who died Wednesday morning, has been labelled as a “war criminal” by pro-Palestinian(...)

Shimon Peres: Born: August 1st, 1923Died: September 28th, 2016 – Died in Tel Aviv two weeks after having a stroke. Photograph: Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/Getty Images

Ever since the state of Israel was created in 1948, Shimon Peres, who has died aged 93, was at or near the centre of action. A protege of David Ben-Gu(...)

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