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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
Full Transcript: Israeli President ShimonBelow is the full transcript of Israeli President Shimon Peres' farewell speech at the Knesset on July 24, 2014. I came to thank you for the privilege you granted me to serve our country and its people for the past seven years.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 4:34 pm
The Transformation of Shimon Peres -Yossi Beilin served as a minister in the cabinets of Israeli prime ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, and Ehud Barak. He initiated the Oslo peace process in 1992, worked on the Beilin-Abu Mazen talks between 1993 and ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 3:20 pm
Shimon Peres steps down, says worldIsrael's elder statesman Shimon Peres bowed out of active political life on Thursday with an ardent defense of the assault in Gaza and a defiant prediction that peace will come "one day" to the region. At a ceremony ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 2:00 pm
Outgoing President Shimon Peres ToAs President Shimon Peres, Israel's ninth President, fills out his final day in office, making way for incoming President Rubi Rivilin, he is already about to announce his next endeavor as one of Israel's most influential figures.
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 10:59 am
Shimon Peres bows out as presidentIn his farewell speech as president of Israel, Shimon Peres has spoken of his belief in the country's strength to overcome Hamas, and his intention to continue his public service. Speaking at the Knesset as he prepared to hand ...
Posted on 24 July 2014 | 9:32 am