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Rivlin to Be Sworn In, In Modest Ceremony

Israel's tenth president, Reuven Rivlin, will enter office in a low-key event, due to ongoing fighting.Gil Ronen, 7/24/2014, 9:37 AM

Peres: Ground Offensive Could Happen 'Quite Soon'

'We waited one day, two days, three days and they continued, and they spread their fire on more areas in Israel.'Gil Ronen, 7/9/2014, 9:01 PM

Murdered Arab Teen's Family 'Refused' Peres Visit

Abu Khder family refused presidential and possibly rabbinical visit as well, took Netanyahu's call 'by accident.'Ari Yashar, 7/8/2014, 6:38 PM

Shimon Peres Insists Hamas, Fatah Separate

Peres ignores Hamas-Fatah unity pact in Peace Conference remarks, claims that Palestinian Authority wants peace.Ornit Atzar and Tova Dvorin, 7/8/2014, 1:47 PM

Peres Vows 'Justice for Abu Khder Family

Shimon Peres expresses his 'shame' for Jews' alleged involvement in murder, states he will 'not compromise on justice.'Tova Dvorin, 7/7/2014, 6:21 PM

Peres Advocates Talks, Cease Fire Despite Attacks

President calls to fight Hamas after rocket fire escalates, but holds out for peace talks with PA as riots rage - and even a ceasefire.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 7/6/2014, 2:50 PM

Netanyahu Vows: 'Hamas Will Pay' for Boys' Murder

'Revenge for the blood of a teenager or young man is not the devil's work,' Netanyahu said. 'Hamas is responsible, Hamas will pay.'Tova Dvorin, 6/30/2014, 10:21 PM

Goodbye Washington, Hello Kurdistan

Recent calls by Israeli leaders for Kurdish independence could - and should - mark the start of a very different kind of foreign policy by Jerusalem. Ari Soffer, 6/30/2014, 11:47 AM

Ban to Peres: We Take Kidnapping Very Seriously

In a meeting with President Peres, UN chief says the body condemns the kidnapping of three students.Hezki Baruch and Elad Benari, 6/30/2014, 4:45 AM

Peres: Obama Has Done Lots for Israel

President Shimon Peres says American President has done things for Israel that others would not have.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/28/2014, 12:50 AM

Peres To Congress 'Arabs Not Enemies of Israel'

Peres receives Congressional Gold Medal; praises 'peace partner' Abbas, tells skeptics: 'believe me.'Ari Yashar, 6/26/2014, 7:55 PM

Peres: Obama Set to Consider Deal to Free Pollard

After a meeting with Brack Obama, Shimon Peres said that it appeared Jonathan Pollard's case would be reconsidered by the US.Yaakov Levi & Yoni Kempinski, 6/26/2014, 9:19 AM

Peres Asks Obama: Release Pollard

In his final visit to Washington as Israel's president, Peres tells Obama that Jonathan Pollard should be released for humanitarian reasons.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2014, 11:34 PM

Netanyahu Warns of 'Catastrophic Pivot' on Iran

At Jewish Media Summit Netanyahu warns of greatest challenge to world; Peres praises 'courageous' Abbas, 'best' Pope Francis.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 6/23/2014, 10:45 AM

Peres, Delegation to Ask for Pollard's Release

Esther Pollard, Knesset MKs meet with Shimon Peres to champion for Pollard's release. Peres: Jonathan's release a 'national duty.'Shlomo Pitrikovsky, 6/22/2014, 2:44 PM

Peres Tells Abductees' Parents He'll Involve Obama

Outgoing President Peres says he'll raise the triple abduction in conversations with US president, heads of congress.Gil Ronen, 6/19/2014, 3:20 PM

Peres Congratulates Rivlin on Victory

"You will be successful because you are, to your core, a good person," Peres tells the man who will succeed him.Elad Benari, 6/11/2014, 4:16 AM

Shimon Peres: Farewell to the Man and his Dream

Perhaps there would be no Israel without a man like this. Perhaps, on the other hand, there would be no Israel with a man like this. Jack Engelhard, 6/9/2014, 11:25 PM

Peres: 'Everyone Deserves Right to Live in Peace'

Shimon Peres bestows Presidential Medal of Distinction on Italian President Napolitano - and preaches peace for 'Palestinian neighbors.'Tova Dvorin, 6/9/2014, 4:55 PM

Pope to Host Peres and Abbas on Sunday

Pope Francis will host a symbolic peace prayer meeting with President Peres and PA Chairman Abbas.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2014, 5:36 AM

Vatican Defends Controversial 'Joint Prayer'

Ahead of Sunday's 'prayer session' between Abbas, Peres, Vatican insists that the meeting will not be political.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2014, 2:19 PM

Date Set for Pope, Peres, Abbas 'Prayer for Peace'

The threesome will hold the 'prayer' in Vatican on June 8 says pope, stressing 'it's not a mediation, it's prayer without discussions.'Ari Yashar, 5/29/2014, 9:05 PM

'We Must Save Holiness from the Conflict'

On the heels of controversial Vatican visit, Shimon Peres meets Ecumenical Patriarch, calls on Churches to initiate peace.Tova Dvorin, 5/27/2014, 3:58 PM

Students Answer Test With Call for Pollard Release

Students used a novel 'equation' to protest Jonathan Pollard's continued imprisonment in the US.Moshe Cohen, 5/26/2014, 6:29 PM

Vatican Denies Papal Visit Has Political Agenda

Pope had 'no political agenda,' the Vatican claims - despite numerous references to 'State of Palestine' and prayer at security fence.AFP and Tova Dvorin, 5/26/2014, 6:19 PM

Peres Praises Pope For 'Enriching Us' With Values

President tells pope Mideast is 'ready for peace,' says papal visit and call for talks will revitalize efforts for 'Israel and Palestine.'Ari Yashar, 5/26/2014, 12:18 PM

Daniel Shechtman Officially in Presidential Race

Nobel Laureate Shechtman garners significant public support, despite not declaring a political party.Tova Dvorin, 5/25/2014, 1:40 PM

Orbach: Israel Deserves a 'Presidential Mentsch'

Uri Orbach (Jewish Home), Minister for Elderly Affairs, said he would do everything he could to get Reuven Rivlin elected president.Moshe Cohen, 5/20/2014, 12:12 AM

Israel Offers to Help Turkey Rescue Miners

Israel offers to send MDA teams to Soma, Turkey, after huge explosion kills hundreds.Tova Dvorin, 5/14/2014, 8:05 PM

Peres: Peace Talks Are Paused - Not Finished

Despite the failure of peace talks, President Peres remains ever optimistic that they will resume.Elad Benari, 5/14/2014, 5:42 AM

Protests in Norway as Peres Visits

About 15 protesters tried to interfere with the visit near the royal plalace, 250 leftists stood near the parliament.Gil Ronen, 5/13/2014, 8:47 AM

Peres: Peace Talks, Like the Presidency, Continue

Peres remains optimistic that talks will resume eventually, under the right conditions - and so will the presidential post.Tova Dvorin, 5/12/2014, 10:55 PM

Protests Erupt Over King David's Tomb Deal

Hareidi community leads protest outside the Tomb against reported deal with the Vatican. Will it be given away - or is the deal a rumor?Tova Dvorin and AFP, 5/12/2014, 10:45 PM

Will the Presidential Post be Cancelled?

Negotiations with PM to cancel presidency underway, MK says, in move 'to fix the spoilage of the Israeli government.'Tova Dvorin and Hezki Baruch, 5/12/2014, 5:46 PM

Peres Has 'Fond Memories of Oslo'

On a visit to Norway, President Shimon Peres discusses trip he took to the country over 20 years ago which changed Israel.Yaakov Levi, 5/11/2014, 10:04 PM

Rice Attempts to Quell Concerns Over US-Israel

National Security Adviser consults with Netanyahu, Peres over regional issues; will meet with Abbas despite Hamas-Fatah unity pact.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/7/2014, 7:02 PM

PMO: Abbas Never Agreed to Anything

Prime Minister’s Office denies that President Peres reached a peace agreement with PA Chairman Abbas three years ago.Elad Benari, 5/7/2014, 4:15 AM

Susan Rice to Visit Israel This Week

US National Security Advisor to be in Israel for 'high-level talks' as waffling over peace talks continues.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2014, 6:28 PM

I Will Not Miss You, Mr. Peres

The immense damage Shimon Peres' actions and opinions have caused Israel - going against its elected government's policies - are not yet fully grasped by the public. Giulio Meotti, 5/6/2014, 8:43 AM

Peres: I Reached an Agreement With Abbas

President Peres reveals that he reached understandings with Abbas, but PM Netanyahu wouldn't allow the agreement to go through.Ido Ben Porat and Elad Benari, 5/6/2014, 3:15 AM

Peres: Israel 'In Many Ways a Miracle'

In a message to the Diaspora for Independence Day, President Shimon Peres called Israel “a miracle" that all Jews could be proud of.Yosef Berger, 5/5/2014, 7:44 PM

'Can We Comfort You? There is No Comfort.'

President Peres, Chief of Staff Gantz, eulogize 'Writers who will write no more, poets, scientists, soldiers, farmers, carpenters...'Arutz Sheva staff, 5/4/2014, 10:28 PM

The Dr. Palesteins of the Israeli-Left

The left has created a monster, on the lines of the one in classic literature. Mark Langfan, 5/4/2014, 7:17 PM

'Netanyahu's Words are Hollow'

Bereaved parent calls out PM, President, Supreme Court on allowing terrorist releases to go through, asks not to speak on Memorial Day.Benny Toker, 5/3/2014, 11:02 PM

President Describes his Grandfather's Martyrdom

'They locked the doors of the synagogue and set it on fire with all the Jews still inside. No-one survived.'Arutz Sheva staff, 4/27/2014, 9:38 PM

Peres: Unity Our Most Important Strength

President Shimon Peres on Sunday made his traditional Pesach visit to the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef.Yaakov Levi , 4/20/2014, 1:46 PM

IDF Officer: Syrian Civil War Damaging Security

On a visit to the northern border, President Shimon Peres hears about the new security difficulties facing Israel from the north.Moshe Cohen, 4/13/2014, 4:01 PM

Peres Praises Oslo Architect 'Peace Fighter'

Peres eulogizes 'peace fighter' Pundak who was 'ready to do anything for peace'; Olmert calls him 'man of justice, most realistic Israeli.'Ari Yashar, 4/11/2014, 3:09 PM

Chinese President: Peace Talks at a Critical Stage

China's President welcomes visiting Israeli President, says he hopes to see progress in peace talks.Elad Benari, 4/9/2014, 5:14 AM

Peres Insists Israel Should Continue Peace Talks

Despite Israel considering 'unilateral measures' against PA, President insists Israel should 'not say kaddish' over talks.Tova Dvorin, 4/8/2014, 9:15 AM

Peres: We Don't Want Another Hiroshima

A nuclear armed Iran would be dangerous to all humanity, says Peres in meeting with IAEA head in Vienna.Elad Benari, 4/1/2014, 2:45 AM

Peres: Olmert Conviction 'A Sad Day for Israel'

On a visit to Austria Monday, Shimon Peres discussed with Austria's Heinz Fischer Iran, the peace process - and Ehud Olmert.David Lev, 3/31/2014, 3:42 PM

Peres Pays Respect to Austria Holocaust Victims

"The State of Israel is our victory" over the Holocaust, says Peres at a memorial service in Vienna.Hezki Baruch, 3/31/2014, 3:46 AM

Peres Slams 'Price Tag', Foreign Ministry Strike

President issues strong condemnations over recent events in speech at swearing-in ceremony.Tova Dvorin, 3/25/2014, 2:07 PM

Israel 'Regrets Allenby Killing

Shimon Peres expresses 'regret', 'condolences' over killing of Jordanian terrorist.Tova Dvorin, 3/17/2014, 6:51 PM

Ahead of Purim, Peres Exposes An Old Costume

President Shimon Peres posts photos of disguises he wore in the 1970s to travel to Jordan for secret talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/15/2014, 12:01 AM

Hamas Will get ‘Fire for Fire,’ Peres Warns

President Shimon Peres says IDF was right to hit terror targets, warns that Hamas will get ‘fire for fire.’Maayana Miskin, 3/13/2014, 12:34 PM