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  • Obama adds Dylan, Albright to Freedom Medal recipients

    April 26, 2012 | 2:47 pm

    Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, Shimon Peres and Jan Karski will be among 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    The list was released Thursday. President Obama had previously announced that he was set to confer the medal on Peres, the Israeli president, and Karski, the...

  • Peres sends warning on Israeli Independence Day

    April 26, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres offered a warning to Israel’s enemies on the occasion of Israeli Independence Day.

    “To those who are now threatening Israel I say, don’t repeat the mistakes of your predecessors,” Peres said Thursday in a speech at an annual ceremony bestowing honors...

  • Rumors of mass Israeli emigration are much exaggerated

    By Pini Herman

    April 25, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    Interviewing Israel’s President Shimon Peres in the April 4 issue of Time magazine, a correspondent quoted the often-cited number in suggesting that 1 million Israelis live outside their native country: “It’s not as if Jews are flocking there [to Israel]. What do these...

  • Obama letter to Peres: U.S. commitment to Israel ‘strong’

    April 25, 2012 | 10:08 am

    President Obama said the United States “remains steadfast in its commitment to Israel’s security and a comprehensive peace in the region” in an Independence Day message to Israeli President Shimon Peres.

    The letter, sent April 18 to mark Israel’s Independence Day, which falls on...

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  • Peres at Memorial Day ceremony: IDF is stronger than ever

    April 24, 2012 | 12:52 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces is stronger than ever, President Shimon Peres told bereaved families at Israel’s Memorial Day ceremony in the Old City of Jerusalem on Tuesday night.

    During his speech, which took place immediately after the Israeli flag was lowered to half-mast, Peres said...

  • Bibi, Peres invoke Iran threat during Yom HaShoah ceremony

    April 18, 2012 | 2:57 pm

    Israel’s prime minister and president invoked the Iranian threat during remarks at the annual Yom HaShoah ceremony at Yad Vashem.

    Israel began the observance of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day with the national ceremony Wednesday night at the Yad Vashem memorial. Yom...

  • Peres awaiting reply on Pollard request

    April 10, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres is awaiting a reply from the White House for his plea for clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    Peres’ letter, sent Monday, cited Pollard’s reportedly severe health situation in requesting that he be released from Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North...

  • Peres sends letter to Obama requesting Pollard clemency

    April 9, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a personal letter to President Obama requesting clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    The letter, sent Monday, cited Pollard’s severe health situation in requesting that he be released from Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina, where he...

  • Petition links Peres prize to Pollard

    March 26, 2012 | 10:30 am

    An Israeli petition is demanding that Shimon Peres condition his acceptance of the U.S. Medal of Freedom on clemency for Jonathan Pollard.

    The online petition, which had garnered more than 10,000 signatures on Monday, praises Israel’s elder statesman for the honor that President...

  • L.A. reactions to Peres’ visit

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 14, 2012 | 6:08 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres won friends and fans on his recent visit to Los Angeles, as this week’s cover story makes pretty clear. Most Angelenos couldn’t stop praising the man.

    Below, a collection of a few of the more memorable reactions to and observations about Peres and...

  • The quotable Peres on history, women, Zuckerberg, Ben-Gurion and more

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 14, 2012 | 5:35 pm

    When Shimon Peres arrived in Los Angeles, many were looking for comments on Iran, and on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. But what most people really responded to were the thoughts Peres offered on other subjects. Here are a few of the more quotable parts of his speeches....

  • Peres the prophet

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    This story has been updated with a correction.

    When Shimon Peres appeared at the Beverly Hilton on March 8 before an audience of more than 1,000 Israel supporters, the Israeli president received two standing ovations — before he even uttered a single word.

    Peres had just...

  • Israel’s President meets Hollywood’s A-list

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 12, 2012 | 6:26 pm

    Just before 11a.m. on the morning of March 9, a Friday, a small group of journalists made their way through the DreamWorks Animation studio in Glendale, moving from a small boardroom stocked with cold refreshments and and a screen playing “Kung Fu Panda,” to an outdoor courtyard...

  • SLIDESHOW: Shimon Peres meets Hollywood

    March 12, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres visits DreamWorks Animation on March 9.

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  • A very “-erman” weekend: little league openers, Shimon Peres’ closer

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 12, 2012 | 11:30 am

    It’s the first day of little league season; do you know where your local congressman is?

    If he’s running for reelection in California’s 30th district, he spent part of March 10 on the ball field. Howard Berman (D - Van Nuys) and Brad Sherman (D - Sherman Oaks) both made...

  • Peres ends Calif. tour with meeting with Hispanic leaders

    March 12, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres ended a weeklong visit to California with a wide-ranging discussion with Latino leaders.

    Sunday morning’s event with Peres at a Beverly Hills hotel drew some 120 invited guests, predominantly members of the Latino community and religious leaders, their...

  • Peres and Perez seal Israel-Latino friendship

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 11, 2012 | 10:36 pm

    Israel’s President Shimon Peres wound up a week-long visit to California Sunday morning with a wide-ranging discussion with Latino (Hispanic) leaders on American exceptionalism, global generation gaps, and the correct spelling of his last name.

    The event at a Beverly Hills hotel...

  • Israeli President Shimon Peres’ speech at Dreamworks

    By JewishJournal

    March 9, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    The Israeli President Mr. Shimon Peres, met with Dreamworks’ leaders and gave a speech in front of several hundred staff members of the company

    Video by Abbanibi.com

  • SLIDESHOW: Shimon Peres visits L.A.

    March 9, 2012 | 12:19 pm

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  • Peres winds up U.S. trip in Los Angeles

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 9, 2012 | 1:13 am

    In a deft performance exuding good vibes, President Shimon Peres wowed a large audience in Los Angeles, a city that knows a thing or two about celebrities and star turns.

    Speaking Thursday evening to a full house in the 1,400-seat ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Peres was...

  • In L.A., Shimon Peres advocates patience for Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2012 | 9:55 pm

    In an evening characterized by optimism and not political disagreements, Israeli President Shimon Peres told an audience in Beverly Hills on March 8 that he saw broad agreement between the United States and Israel about what the immediate next steps should be regarding Iran.

    “I...

  • Peres, Bibi bringing up Pollard release with Obama

    March 5, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres asked President Obama to release convicted spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

    Peres told Pollard’s wife, Esther, on Monday that he discussed the possibility of releasing Jonathan Pollard, who has been jailed for 27 years since being convicted of...

  • March 5, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 5, 2012 | 4:40 am

    Obama and Netanyahu’s Competing ‘Red Lines’ for Attacking Iran

    Eli Lake of the Daily Beast looks at the divisive issue that will be at the heart of Obama and Netanyahu’s portentous meeting on Iran today.

    At issue is that the United States and Israel disagree on what the...

  • March 2, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 2, 2012 | 6:05 am

    Shimon Peres’ Influence Wanes as Israel Grows More Bellicose Toward Iran

    The long-standing alliance between Netanyahu and Peres may be over – thanks to differences on Iran and the Palestinians, says Dan Ephron writing in the Daily Beast.

    People familiar with the relationship...

  • USC leaders visit Israel with eye toward expanding academic ties

    February 29, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    A delegation of trustees, professors and faculty from the University of Southern California (USC) benefited from the spring sunshine in Israel, an unexpected bonus (or perhaps lucky selling point) on a trip to explore increased academic ties with Israeli institutions.

    The group...

  • Canada’s foreign minister stresses strong support for Israel

    January 31, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The foreign minister of Canada emphasized his country’s staunch support of Israel.

    “Israel has no greater friend in the world than Canada,” John Baird said Monday at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum.

    Baird, on his third visit to Israel, also said that “Canada does not...

  • Peres to visit the U.S.

    January 17, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres will visit the United States in March.

    Peres will leave for the United States on March 1 to attend the annual AIPAC Policy Conference, where the organization will pay tribute to him “in recognition of his life achievements in establishing and...

  • Peres praises Masorti movement, condemns extremists

    January 10, 2012 | 11:00 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres praised the Masorti movement’s contributions to Israel and condemned extremists in Israel.

    “I came here this evening to hear women singing,” Peres said Jan. 5 after a performance of the Masorti youth movement’s coed singing troupe at a dinner to...

  • Peres to vacate official president’s residence

    December 27, 2011 | 11:56 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres will move out of his official residence in Jerusalem following flooding and infrastructure failure throughout the complex.

    Peres will move to an apartment in Jerusalem’s tony Mamilla neighborhood during the renovations, which are estimated to cost...

  • Shimon Peres ‘ashamed’ at anti-democratic moves

    December 13, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said in remarks published on Tuesday he was “ashamed” at a rash of legislative proposals from right-wing members of parliament targetting pro-Palestinian groups.

    Peres told Israel’s most widely circulated newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth he has fielded...

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