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  Israel swears in Reuven Rivlin as newNobel 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.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 11:16 pm
  Shimon Peres Steps Down as Israel'sShimon Peres stepped down Thursday as Israel's president, predicting peace and a great future for Israel. The 90-year-old Peres, who has been a voice for peace and cooperation with Israel's neighbors, said Arabs and the people of Gaza are not Israel's enemies. He condemned Hamas for putting hundreds of thousands of Gazans on the front lines of war and forcing children to serve as shields. He ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:46 pm
  Shimon Peres, the last of Israel'sShimon Peres, who stepped down as Israel's 9th president Thursday, is the last of Israel's founding fathers and a hawk-turned-dove whose international aura will be sorely missed by many Israelis. Now 90, Peres has stood at the forefront of Israeli politics for 65 years, demonstrating resilience in the face of innumerable challenges. He steps down as Israel was locked in yet another bloody battle ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:23 pm
  Shimon Peres hands Israeli presidency toJERUSALEM — 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 presidency over to Reuven Rivlin, a legislator from the hawkish Likud Party.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 3:34 pm
  Peres steps down as Israeli president, seesIsrael'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.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:51 pm

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  Weekend Roundup: Queen Rania vs. ShimonTwo icons of peace and conciliation in the Middle East, Queen Rania of Jordan and Israel's outgoing president, Shimon Peres, are at bitter loggerheads in this week's WorldPost. While Peres speaks of Israel's "moral heritage" and the undisputed right to ...
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 7:38 am
  Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terrorPresident Shimon Peres accused Qatar on Wednesday of becoming “the world’s largest funder of terror” due to its financial support for Hamas in Gaza. “Qatar does not have the right to send money for rockets and tunnels which are fired at innocent ...
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 6:51 am
  Shimon Peres Steps Down as Israel'sShimon Peres stepped down Thursday as Israel's president, predicting peace and a great future for Israel. The 90-year-old Peres, who has been a voice for peace and cooperation with Israel's neighbors, said Arabs and the people of Gaza are not Israel's enemies.
Posted on 25 July 2014 | 12:39 am
  Farewell President PeresShimon Peres has addressed the Knesset at the end of his presidency.I came to thank you for the privilege you granted me to serve our country and its people for the past seven years. There is no greater privilege. Thank you. Israel, this small country ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 3:21 pm
  Shimon Peres exits Israel political stageOutgoing Israeli President Shimon Peres officially exited Israeli politics for the first time in six decades as new President Reuven Rivlin was sworn in. The inauguration ceremony at Israel’s Knesset Thursday evening was low-key owing to Israel’s ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:10 pm
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