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Peres memoir to be released as Israel marks year since death

Jerusalem - Israel begins marking one year since the death of former president Shimon Peres this week with memorial events, at a time when the respected statesman's memoir is also being released.

Headstone unveiled at Peres grave

Jerusalem - Israel unveiled Friday a headstone at the grave of ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres who died last month, at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Shimon Peres: five key facts on former Israel premier

Jerusalem - Shimon Peres, former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was buried on Friday in Jerusalem in the presence of world leaders.

Key quotes from Shimon Peres funeral

Jerusalem - US presidents present and past joined Israeli leaders and Shimon Peres's children in delivering the eulogies at the Nobel Peace laureate's funeral in Jerusalem on Friday.

Abbas, Netanyahu in rare handshake at Peres funeral

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas shook hands and spoke briefly at Shimon Peres's funeral on Friday in a rare public encounter between the two men.

Obama says Peres reminded him of 20th-century giants like Mandela

Jerusalem - US President Barack Obama said Shimon Peres reminded him of "giants of the 20th century" like Nelson Mandela in his eulogy for the Nobel Peace Prize winner in Jerusalem on Friday.

World leaders bid farewell to 20th-century 'giant' Shimon Peres

Jerusalem - World leaders bid farewell to Israeli elder statesman and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres at his funeral in Jerusalem Friday, with US President Barack Obama hailing him as a giant of the 20th century.

Little mourning for Shimon Peres in Arab world

Cairo - Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres's death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a "war criminal".

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.

Palestinian president Abbas to attend Peres's funeral

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will attend the funeral of Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, Palestinian officials said Thursday, in what will be a rare visit to Jerusalem.

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 tens of thousands of mourners gathered outside parliament Thursday to pay last respects to Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, whose body was lying in state.

Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres

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

Clinton joins Israel in paying last respects to Peres

Jerusalem - Israeli leaders, former US president Bill Clinton and tens of thousands 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.

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.

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.

Palestinian president calls Peres 'brave' partner for peace

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas hailed Shimon Peres as a "brave" partner for peace and sent his family condolences after the Israeli ex-president died earlier Wednesday, the official Palestinian news agency reported.

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.

Obama says Peres never gave up on possibility of peace

Washington - President Barack Obama hailed Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, as a friend who refused to give up on the dream of peace, while former president Bill Clinton called him "a genius with a big heart.

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.

Pope, Trump wish Peres well as condition 'stable'

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president Shimon Peres remained stable Friday morning three days after a major stroke, a spokesman for the 93-year-old said, after the Pope and Donald Trump offered their best wishes.
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MEETING: Israeli President Shimon Peres, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas clasp hands last year at the World Economic Forum in Dead Sea, Jordan.
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