Shimon Peres

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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(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Zappone and Fine Gael at odds over childcare proposals The Minister tasked with drafting the Government’s childcare plan was kept in the dark as a(...)

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the European Parliament in Strasbourg in 2013. He died in a Tel Aviv hospital two weeks after suffering a stroke. Photograph: Jean-Marc Loos

Shimon Peres, who served as Israel’s prime minister and president and won the Nobel peace prize in 1994 for his part in clinching the Oslo peace agree(...)

Shimon Peres speaks  during an event in The Peres Centre for Peace in Jaffa, Israel, in June. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA

Close relatives of former Israeli president Shimon Peres are at his hospital bedside amid media reports his condition had deteriorated and he was clos(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden shakes hands with former Israeli president Shimon Peres during a meeting on Tuesday at the Peres Centre for Peace in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Joe Biden arrived in Israel last night as an American tourist was killed and 14 people wounded in three separate stabbing and shoot(...)

Israeli police search the spot where at least 10 Israelis were stabbed in the  Jaffa port area of Tel Aviv, March 8th, 2016. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

An American tourist was stabbed to death by a Palestinian in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Tuesday in an attack in which at least nine other people (...)

Political campaign posters on the  streets of Dublin. / AFP / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

On October 20th, 1986, a remarkable political event took place in Israel. The prime minister and the foreign minister swapped jobs. What made it parti(...)

Shimon Peres (92) leaving Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv on January 19th. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was hospitalised on Sunday for a second time in as many weeks after complaining of chest pains, an aide said. Mr(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson: together they “oversaw the devolution of policing and justice powers”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s outgoing First Minister Peter Robinson has been shortlisted for this year’s Tipperary International Peace Award. The citation hail(...)

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