Obama, World Leaders Mourn Former Israeli Prime Minister & President Shimon PeresThousands of statesmen and world dignitaries paid their respects to the last founding father of Israel, honoring a man who was dedicated to peace and public service.
Obama, Clintons, Cuomo To Attend Funeral For Shimon PeresA former aide to Shimon Peres says his body will lie in state at the Knesset, or Israeli parliament, on Thursday before the state funeral at the country's national cemetery in Jerusalem on Friday.
Former Israeli Prime Minister & President Shimon Peres Dead At 93The Oslo Accord, signed at the White House in 1993, won Peres, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace prize.
Israeli President Invites Amar'e Stoudemire To Join National TeamThe president of Israel has invited New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire to play for the country's national basketball team because of his ties to Judaism.
President Obama Vows Unwavering Support, Says U.S. 'Stands With Israel' Putting aside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's declaration that he will go it alone in the defense of Israel if he has too, the normal tensions with President Barack Obama seemed to have been wiped away.
Cease-Fire Possible? Israel & Hamas Open To Diplomatic Solution, But Far Apart In DemandsAn Israeli official said Israel hoped to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis as well and signaled Egypt was likely to play a key role in enforcing any truce.
Israeli President Hosts New Jersey GovernorGov. Chris Christie, a rising star in Republican politics, is in Israel on his first official overseas trip.

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