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President Obama: Visionary in Cairo, Provincial in Jerusalem

Mohammad Tarbush | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Mohammad Tarbush

In Cairo nearly eight years ago, President Obama looked and sounded presidential. With elegance and grace, he expressed his vision of a future built on mutual respect between the United States and Arab and Muslim countries.

The Epitaph Of Shimon Peres

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

“Man is a beggar when he thinks and a prince when he dreams.” I do not know if Shimon Peres was fond of Hölderlin’s poetry. And it may seem inc...

Bill Clinton Takes His Time Getting On Air Force One -- And President Obama Is Not Having It

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics

It was a scene from a yet-to-be-made buddy movie you never knew you wanted. President Barack Obama was back on Air Force One Friday in Jerusalem after...

Photographers Capture Touching Moment Between Obama And Shimon Peres' Son

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

While President Barack Obama attended the funeral for former Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on Friday, photographers captured an emotiona...

World Leaders Gather For The Burial Of Former Israeli Leader Shimon Peres

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.30.2016 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the f...

Statesmanship Versus Demagoguery

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Those who expected nothing new from Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) were not disappointed. Netanyahu displayed his usual arrogant flair and confirmed what is already known, albeit indirectly--his rejection of creating a Palestinian state.

Shimon Peres Never Stopped Looking for New Solutions to Old Problems

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Shimon Peres never stopped seeking. He was always looking for new solutions to old problems ― and even ancient enmities. The older he got, the more ...

Thousands Gather In Israel To Honor Former President Peres

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.29.2016 | World

JERUSALEM, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Thousands of Israelis filed past the flag-draped coffin of Shimon Peres outside parliament on Thursday, honoring the fo...

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dies

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.03.2017 | World

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a force in the nation’s politics for decades and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, has died at 93, two weeks aft...

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres 'Critical But Stable' After Stroke

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.14.2016 | World

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli President Shimon Peres remains in a “critical but stable” condition in hospital following a massive stroke, h...

A Week in the Clouds

David Sable | Posted 01.25.2017 | Business
David Sable

The air is rarefied, enough to make one light-headed. The altitude is high and from the mountains, the view and vistas are endless. When the sun shine...

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Hospitalized

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.24.2016 | World

JERUSALEM, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was hospitalized on Sunday for a second time in as many weeks after complaining of ...

Israel's Diplomatic Overture to the UAE

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.12.2017 | World
Daniel Wagner

Israel's extended olive branch to the UAE occurs within a complicated geopolitical context, in which some traditional alliances are strained, several states are exploring new partnerships and various actors are seizing upon newly generated opportunities in the region.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jesse Bogner | Posted 10.15.2016 | World
Jesse Bogner

Though my opinion is closer to the middle than Shimon Peres, it was refreshing to see him speak at the TEDx White City event in Tel Aviv.

'A Moment of Hope': Amos Gitai Talks About Rabin, the Last Day

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.16.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I love movies because they seem to simplify life. Nowhere is it more clear than on the big screen when a character's predicament begins to shift.

Jerusalem's New Museum Reveals Untold History

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister and Noble Peace Prize winner delivered an address to leaders from within Israel, and dignitaries and guests from around the world attending the official opening of Jerusalem's newest museum, the Friends of Zion Heritage Center.

Netanyahu's Remains of the Day

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all his protestations that he arrives today in Washington on a grave mission vital to Israel's national security, Benjamin "Mr. Security" Netanyahu has more on his mind than merely scuttling President Obama's incubating nuclear agreement with Iran.

Pope for the Holidays

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

In the new year, I expect further diplomatic breakthroughs. I strongly suspect that by next Christmas we may see the Catholic Church enjoying normalized relations with the Chinese government.

Laura Goldman

Shimon Peres Says ISIS Should Unite Arabs And Israel | Laura Goldman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The threat posed by a network of Sunni extremists sweeping through Iraq and Syria is changing the political calculus in the Middle East,...

Karachi Airport Attack Plummets the State Further Into Embroilment

Mariam Khan | Posted 08.19.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

At that moment, little did I know that in my part of the world too, history was being written. Local news channels were blaring with "breaking news" tickers. No, this time around news did not deal with the money laundering case.

Pope Invites Orthodox Patriarch To Vatican Prayer Summit

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople may join Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres ...

Pope To Pray For Peace With Peres And Abbas At Vatican

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion

The Pope prayed for peace when he visited the Holy Land last week. Now, the leaders of Palestine and Israel will do the same thing at the Vatican, in ...

LOOK: Israeli President Tweets Photos Of Disguises He Wore In The 1970's

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.14.2014 | World

Ninety-year-old Israeli President Shimon Peres took to Twitter today to reveal some of the not so elaborate disguises he once wore en route to secret ...

Shulamit Aloni -- I Cannot Imagine Israel Without Her Meretz

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Idit Harel

The word 'Meretz' means energy in Hebrew, and Aloni's unique energy mobilized change in Israel on all human dimensions since its founding more than half a century ago.

The Iran Deal: Only Time Will Tell

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 02.04.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Its success or failure depends largely on the extent to which Iran will, in fact, comply with its various provisions. The more important question is, will it lead to a permanent accord that will prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?