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Peres's death brings Israelis together to say goodbye

Jerusalem - Thousands braved tight security and streamed into a plaza outside Israel's parliament Thursday to have a few seconds to bow, pray and take a picture before the flag-draped coffin of ex-president Shimon Peres.

Peres funeral will bring back memories of Rabin and Arafat

Jerusalem - When Shimon Peres is laid to rest on Friday, his funeral is likely to bring back memories of those of the other two men he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with: Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat.

Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres

Jerusalem - Israeli leaders, former US president Bill Clinton and crowds of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state.

Peres to lie in state as Israel honours last founding father

Jerusalem - The body of Shimon Peres is to lie in state outside Israel's parliament on Thursday as the world pays tribute to a statesman whose funeral is expected to draw leaders from around the globe.

Shimon Peres: some leading tributes

Jerusalem - Nobel laureate and former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, left an indelible mark on world affairs. Here is a selection of international tributes paid to one of Israel's best-loved elder statesmen.

Peres sought peace, but dream now rapidly fading

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, strove for peace with the Palestinians with the Oslo accords he helped negotiate more than two decades ago, but his dream is rapidly fading.

Shimon Peres: some leading tributes

Jerusalem - Nobel laureate and former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, left an indelible mark on world affairs. Here is a selection of international tributes paid to one of Israel's best-loved elder statesmen.

Peres: architect of Israel nuclear programme as well as peace

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, is famed for his peace efforts with the Palestinians but his role as architect of Israel's nuclear programme may prove his more lasting legacy.

What are the Oslo accords?

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday aged 93, was the last survivor of the three men awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Oslo accords.

Shimon Peres: Israeli hawk turned Nobel peace laureate

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday aged 93, was an Israeli elder statesman, Nobel laureate and two-time prime minister who spearheaded peace efforts with the Palestinians after breaking with his hawkish past.

Shimon Peres: Key facts

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, died on Wednesday aged 93. Here are key facts about him:- Oslo accords -Peres was one of the architects of the Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians, reached in 1993 and 1995.

Key dates in the life of Shimon Peres

Jerusalem - Following are key dates in the life of Israel's former president, prime minister and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93.

Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies

Ramat Gan - Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, his doctor said, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman.

Israel's Shimon Peres 'fighting for life' after stroke

Ramat Gan - Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was "fighting for his life" Tuesday after a stroke suffered earlier this month, a source close to the veteran statesman said.

Netanyahu sorry after comments on soldier accused of manslaughter

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologised Sunday after facing criticism for comments in which he seemed to compare a soldier currently on trial for manslaughter with troops killed in combat.

Israeli guards shoot Palestinian who did not stop at crossing

Jerusalem - Israeli guards fearful of an attack shot and wounded a Palestinian on Wednesday after she did not stop at a crossing, officials said, the latest incident in an upsurge of violence.

Second Palestinian assailant dead after Hebron attack

Jerusalem - A Palestinian shot by police during a stabbing attack against Israeli officers in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday has died of his wounds, a hospital statement said.His accomplice was shot dead on the spot."The second terrorist...

Palestinian stabs Israeli police in east Jerusalem, is shot: police 

Jerusalem - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two Israeli police officers in east Jerusalem near the Old City on Monday before being shot by forces at the scene, police said.

'Terrorist' shot after stabbing Israeli soldier: army

Jerusalem - An assailant believed to be Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in a West Bank settlement early Sunday before being shot by forces at the scene, the army said.

Israeli missiles down rockets fired from Syria: army 

Jerusalem - Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system destroyed two rockets fired from Syria at the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights Saturday in an apparent rise in tension between the uneasy neighbours.
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