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  • In first, bipartisan House letter seeks Pollard’s release

    June 12, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Congressional Democrats and Republicans are joining forces for the first time in an effort to secure Jonathan Pollard’s release.

    A bipartisan letter is circulating in the U.S. House of Representatives soliciting signatures on a letter to President Obama asking him to commute...

  • Peres to raise Pollard issue with Obama [UPDATE]

    June 11, 2012 | 4:37 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said he would raise clemency for Jonathan Pollard when he meets President Obama prior to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    “I will speak one on one with the president about Pollard,” Peres told reporters after arriving Monday ahead of the...

  • June 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 10, 2012 | 2:37 am

    Noteworthy
    Iran prepares for Moscow
    Kaveh L Afrasiabi of Asia Times Online speaks to Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, about his country’s nuclear program.

    Neither the Stuxnet nor Flame [the latest cyber attack] nor other acts of...

  • White House to host dinner for Peres

    June 7, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    President Obama will honor Israeli President Shimon Peres with a White House dinner after he awards him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    The dinner, to take place on June 13, will have 140 guests, including “former Presidents of the United of States of America, Secretaries of...

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  • Heroic Israeli mountain climber to receive medal from Peres

    May 29, 2012 | 10:31 am

    The Israeli who abandoned his quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest to rescue a Turkish climber will receive Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor.

    Nadav Ben Yehuda, 24, was informed that he will receive the award next month at President Shimon Peres’ residence in Jerusalem,...

  • Bob Dylan: ‘Prophet’ and Medal of Freedom recipient

    May 21, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Most rock stars are retired by 71, but not Bob Dylan. He’s touring, performing and later this spring receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor given by the U.S.

    President Barack Obama will present the medals to Dylan, Israeli President Shimon Peres,...

  • Shimon Peres well after minor surgery

    May 11, 2012 | 12:33 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres successfully underwent a hernia operation in Tel Aviv on Friday, his office said in a statement.

    Peres, 88, was treated at short notice after returning from a trip to Canada and his personal physician said the surgery had been “completely successful”....

  • Eight quick takes on Israel’s canceled election and new unity government

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 8, 2012 | 12:55 am

    Don’t ever underestimate Israeli politics’ ability to surprise you. I was at the ‎Prime Minister’s Office yesterday on some unrelated business, and there was no ‎sense of looming decisions, no feeling of shifting winds. I was working with ‎Prof. Camil Fuchs on our next...

  • Kerry tells Peres: Obama is committed to keeping nukes from Iran

    May 1, 2012 | 11:43 am

    U.S. Sen. John Kerry told Israeli President Shimon Peres that there is “no doubt” about President Obama’s commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

    Kerry (D-Mass.), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, met Tuesday morning in Jerusalem with...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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