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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Netanyahu, Peres deplore gender segregation

    December 12, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    Israel’s prime minister and president came out against efforts by some haredi Orthodox Jews to segregate women in public.

    Civil liberties groups have complained about gender segregation in buses and public places frequented by haredim, and the shunning by some religious soldiers of...

  • Peres promotes Israeli moon probe

    December 8, 2011 | 11:13 am

    Israeli space enthusiasts are taking part in an international moon-probe competition.

    President Shimon Peres cut the ribbon Thursday on Space IL, a nonprofit group that will compete for the international Google Lunar X Prize. The challenge is to become the first team to...

  • At memorial, Peres says Rabin’s path is accepted as way to peace

    November 9, 2011 | 10:23 am

    At a ceremony marking the 16th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli President Shimon Peres said most Israelis accept Rabin’s stance on two states for two peoples.

    Peres was among the speakers Wednesday at the official national memorial service at the Mount...

  • Shimon Peres remembers Ben-Gurion

    November 3, 2011 | 11:41 am

    The overly creased and still tender face of Shimon Peres looks like he has always been crying; he seems to carry centuries of Jewish suffering upon his strong shoulders. Still, there is some flicker of hope in the old man’s eyes; a stubbornness and a determination that his life’s...

  • Peres visits Shalit at home

    October 24, 2011 | 9:13 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres visited Gilad Shalit at his home in northern Israel, the first Israeli official to visit since the soldier’s return.

    Peres traveled to Mitzpe Hila on Monday.

    “I came on behalf of the whole nation to tell you how happy we are to have you home,” Peres...

  • Peres marks 88th birthday

    August 16, 2011 | 10:21 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres marked his 88th birthday with a full working schedule.

    During a meeting Tuesday with the Chinese military chief, Gen. Chen Bingde, the general offered his birthday wishes to Peres.

    “Your health is not only a blessing for Israel, but also for world...

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