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Tag: Shimon Peres
November 14, 2009 | 8:06 pm
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Several opposition newspapers and lawmakers in Egypt called on the country’s top Islamic cleric to resign Saturday for shaking the Israeli president’s hand at a conference.
Egyptian media has been running a photo of Grand Sheik Mohammed Seyed Tantawi shaking hands...
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October 23, 2008 | 1:08 amWith the governments in Washington and Jerusalem set to change, Israeli leaders are reassessing policy in two key areas: Middle East peacemaking and Iran.
On peacemaking, both President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are coming out strongly in favor of a new regional...
September 30, 2008 | 5:04 am
Jewish friends, colleagues and supporters from Chicago say Barack Obama’s Yiddishe neshumah—Jewish soul—makes him the right candidate. Official campaign video.
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November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pmRice: Abbas a True Peace Partner
Condoleezza Rice told thousands of Jewish communal activists that the president of the Palestinian Authority is a true partner for peace. The U.S. secretary of state, addressing delegates in Nashville at the General Assembly of the United Jewish...
July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pmPeres Sworn in as Israel's President
In his inauguration speech, Shimon Peres, a one-time Nobel Peace Prize-winner, said Israel must not forego any opportunity to make peace with its neighbors.
Before Sunday evening's inauguration, held at the Knesset, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert...
June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pmPeres Elected President of Israel
Shimon Peres became Israel's ninth president. In parliamentary voting Wednesday, the longtime leader defeated rival Knesset members Reuven Rivlin and Colette Avital. Rivlin and Avital dropped out after the first round, having received 37 and 21...
Briefs: New Palestinian coalition government sworn in, Israel rejects new Palestinian coalition gove
March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pmP.A. Coalition Sworn In
The Hamas-Fatah coalition was sworn in Saturday in a joint parliamentary session in Gaza City and Ramallah. P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah, gave a conciliatory speech but his new partner in power, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas, spoke...
March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pmWest Bank withdrawals coming, Peres says
Israel plans to remove some West Bank settlements according to Shimon Peres.
The Israeli vice premier said Saturday that, while Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's plan to "realign" the West Bank deployment was shelved after last year's Lebanon...
October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Peres Pays Visit to Southland
In addition to celebrating his 80th birthday, former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shimon Peres spoke with members of the Los Angeles Jewish community on two separate occasions this week.
Peres' first speaking engagement took...
October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm
They're breakin' out the fine china for two big Jewish entertainers today. As if seven Emmy's and five Golden Globes weren't enough, Ed Asner racks up another award "for his tireless contributions" to FirstStage Theatre, an organization dedicated to helping writers refine...
November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
Sharon Defends West Bank Incursion
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon defended Israeli incursions into the West Bank in a phone call with Colin Powell. Sharon told the U.S. secretary of state Wednesday that Israeli troops will not leave four Palestinian cities until Palestinians...
September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm
April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Who is the most distrusted and despised Israeli politician in the Arab world? The answer is not to be found among the usual suspects -- current and former Likud prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Binyamin Netanyahu. Rather, it is the dove incarnate: Shimon Peres.
Amid the welter of...
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Binyamin Netanyahu (left) is "a Titanic about to run into an iceberg," says Ehud Barak (right). Netanyahu photo by Peter Halmagyi
Just after dawn two years ago today, May 29, 1996, the all-night vote count finally...