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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Peres to ask UN chief to cancel Goldstone Report, sources say

    April 6, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    President Shimon Peres will ask United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to nullify Judge Richard Goldstone’s damning report on the Gaza war in light of the author’s expression of regret regarding some of his claims, sources told Haaretz on Wednesday.

    Peres has held talks with a...

  • Obama: Changes in Mideast make Israel-Palestinian peace more urgent than ever

    April 5, 2011 | 1:19 pm

    United States President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that with the winds of change sweeping the broader Middle East it was “more urgent than ever” to find a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Obama was speaking to reporters after holding White House talks with...

  • Peres to Clinton: Israel is ready to assist in Mideast transition

    April 5, 2011 | 10:44 am

    Shimon Peres told Hillary Rodham Clinton that Israel was ready to do what it could to facilitate transition among its neighbors to democracy.

    “We see this occasion as an occasion for better and for good will to cooperate in every possible way to enable this change to take the course...

  • Peres arrives in D.C.

    April 4, 2011 | 10:28 am

    Shimon Peres arrived in Washington for a three-day visit that will include a meeting with President Obama.

    Peres, who arrived Monday, will discuss “security cooperation between Israel and the United States, recent developments in the Middle East, and the pursuit of peace between...

  • Peres reportedly to unveil Bibi peace plan on D.C. visit

    March 31, 2011 | 3:15 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres is visiting Washington.

    Peres will be in Washington next week, the Israeli embassy said in a release Thursday, and arrangements for meetings with “government leaders” are underway.

    Israeli media have reported that Peres will meet with President Obama...

  • Peres: Libya’s Gadhafi should be ‘thrown in the trash’

    March 10, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Beleaguered Libyan Leader Muammar Gadhafi belongs in the trash, President Shimon Peres said during an address to a student association in Jerusalem.

    Referring to recent unrest in Libya, as pro-Gadhafi forces and rebels seeking to depose the long-time leader engage in what could be a...

  • Turkey’s Adbullah Gul cancels meeting with Peres reportedly over flotilla

    September 20, 2010 | 3:09 pm

    Turkey’s president canceled a meeting with Shimon Peres because Israel has not apologized for the flotilla incident, the Israeli president told reporters.

    Peres and Adbullah Gul were scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly opening session, but Gul said Monday...

  • Peres visiting Bulgaria, Romania to boost relations

    August 11, 2010 | 11:14 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres is on a state visit to Bulgaria and Romania aimed at bolstering bilateral relations with the two Balkan nations.

    In the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Wednesday, Peres was presented with the country’s highest state decoration, the Stara Planina Award.

    ...
  • My Journey with L.A.’s Rabbis on the 2009 Israel Unity Trip

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 14, 2009 | 8:06 pm

    This journalist and blogger joined 18 of Los Angeles’ prominent rabbis last month as they spent an amazing 58 hours together exploring different facets of life in Israel. I interviewed, photographed and filmed these rabbis as they came together to show a united front in support of...

  • OMG! Cooties! I’m gonna wash that Jew right off of my hands [VIDEO]

    By The Web Guy

    December 7, 2008 | 8:03 pm

    From Ha’Aretz:

    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...

  • ANALYSIS: Livni’s failure to build coalition could help or hurt in new elections

    By Leslie Susser

    October 27, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—With Israel now headed for new general elections probably some time early next year, supporters and opponents of Tzipi Livni are putting a very different gloss on her failure to form a governing coalition.

    Opponents say Livni’s inability shows she is not yet...

  • Tzipi Livni to seek new elections as coalition effort fails

    October 26, 2008 | 7:36 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Tzipi Livni has called for new general elections in Israel, saying she failed to form a coalition government.

    Livni, the foreign minister and prime minister-designate, won the Kadima Party primary in September following Ehud Olmert’s resignation. But she was unable...

  • Israel eyes regional peace push, prepares for U.S. talks with Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 23, 2008 | 1:08 am

    With 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...

  • VIDEO: Jewish Americans for Obama

    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.

  • Can Livni form a coalition or are elections next?

    By Leslie Susser

    September 25, 2008 | 12:37 am

    With her primary victory in hand, prime minister-designate Tzipi Livni now has six weeks to form a government and stave off new elections. Theoretically, if she cannot form a government, President Shimon Peres could give someone else a chance before calling an election.

    But there is...

  • Celebration to mark raising of Israeli flag at consulate

    By Tom Tugend

    September 17, 2008 | 10:26 pm

    The blue and white flag with the Star of David will be raised for the first time in front of the Israeli Consulate on Sunday, Sept. 28, in a community-wide celebration of the Jewish state, its 60th anniversary and the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.

    The flag-raising ceremony and...

  • Rude Israeli Olympic medalist ticks off Chinese, Peres apologizes

    By Alison Klayman

    September 15, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    BEIJING (JTA)—Israel’s biggest source of pride at the Beijing 2008 Olympics became its biggest blight this past week, after bronze medal-winning windsurfer Shahar Zubari called Chinese people “sh*ts” in an interview published September 5th in Israel’s Yediot Aharanot.

    That...

  • Rabbi Zoë Klein: L.A. delegation to Israel returns with wealth of optimism

    June 26, 2008 | 11:32 am

    Last week I returned from traveling through the land I love with some of our most influential local leaders, all journeying to Israel with the desire and will to help our collective Los Angeles reach its highest potential.

    Sitting in the office of the mayor of Tel Aviv-Yaffo with...

  • Letter from Paris: Israel and France are back to normal

    By Shirli Sitbon

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli President Shimon Peres has seen it all.

    Almost any man would have been confused by the series of unbelievable mishaps that erupted out of nowhere during his visit in France, from anti-Israeli rallies and boycotts to a sabotage of his speech by right-wing Jews, to the...

  • Briefs: Rice says Abbas can do, Peres talks Turkey, Olmert suspected

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Rice: 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...

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    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres 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...

  • Briefs: Peres elected President of Israel; Oprah criticized for pro-Israel stance

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Peres 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 pm

    P.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...

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