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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Palestinians erring in state bid without talks, Hoyer tells Peres

    August 10, 2011 | 10:35 am

    U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer told Israeli President Shimon Peres that the Palestinians “would be making an error” in seeking U.N. recognition without negotiations.

    Hoyer, the minority whip in the House of Representatives, is leading a delegation of 26 Democratic members of the U.S....

  • New U.S. envoy to Israel: Obama hoping to visit

    August 3, 2011 | 4:57 pm

    The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said President Obama hopes to visit the country.

    Shapiro, 42, presented his credentials Wednesday to Israeli President Shimon Peres. He was appointed as ambassador in July.

    Shapiro said no details of a visit to Israel have been...

  • Peres: Oslo Accords still hold

    July 26, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Israel denied a report that it may declare void the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians.

    President Shimon Peres, one of the architects of the 1993 interim peace accords, said Tuesday that he “checked out” a Haaretz report that the Netanyahu government might call off the accords...

  • Peres thanks Greek president for stopping flotilla

    July 11, 2011 | 8:04 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres thanked his Greek counterpart for his country’s help in stopping a flotilla bound for Gaza.

    Peres hosted Greek President Karolos Papoulias on Monday in Jerusalem for a reception and a working meeting.

    “I genuinely thank you for fulfilling the...

  • Peres urges Russia to cease sale of advanced weapons to Syria

    June 2, 2011 | 2:47 pm

    According to a statement released by the president’s office, Peres discussed ongoing turmoil in the Arab world with the Russian leaders, saying that Syria was undergoing a critical time of change.

    “Assad has killed thousands of protesters in cold blood and I do not know what the...

  • Peres hands Obama letter from Pollard

    April 26, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres handed President Obama a letter from Jonathan Pollard pleading for his release.

    “I write to implore you, Mr. President, in the wake of numerous calls by senior American officials urging you to commute my sentence to time served, and in light of the...

  • Peres: Israel needs to formulate its own Mideast peace plan

    April 22, 2011 | 10:34 am

    Israel needs to draft its own Mideast peace initiative if it wants to avoid international pressure over a reported U.S peace plan, President Shimon Peres said on Friday, following a report claiming Washington was working on a plan to restart stalled peace talks.

    Peres’ comments came...

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