Shimon Peres

Type: Person
Name: Shimon Peres
Title: 9th President of the State of Israel (Appointed 2007)
Organization: Government of Israel
Date of Birth: 1923-08-15
Place of Birth: Poland
Nationality: Israel
Fact Sheet: Biography for Shimon Peres
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 9 mins ago - 7 reports

Reuven Rivlin sworn is as president of Israel

Jerusalem, July 25Israeli lawmaker Reuven Rivlin was Thursday sworn in as the 10th president of Israel, stepping in the role filled by Shimon Peres for the past seven years.Rivlin was sworn in at the Israeli Knesset (parliament) in a special session attended ... [Published ProKerala.com - 16 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 1 reports

What’s different in Israel this time

1:40PMIsrael begins another day of Operation Protective Edge, its assault on Gaza, the country also faces an ending that’s going relatively unnoticed around the world: Shimon Peres leaves public office this week after a lifetime of political involvement ... [Published Chicago Sun-Times - 1 hour ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Israel's peace-making president ends term

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel today - a man who symbolises hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war.Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presidency over ... [Published ONE News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 10 reports

Reuven Rivlin sworn in as Israel’s tenth president

In a modest ceremony at the Knesset, under the shadow of the ongoing conflict in Gaza, Reuven Rivlin was sworn in as the tenth president of Israel on Thursday. Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein (Likud) chaired a special session of the parliament, which ... [Published The Times Of Israel - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

President Rivlin thanks Israeli citizens, former-president Peres during speech

After addressing the situation in Gaza and the ongoing threat of terrorism, President Rivlin thanked the Israeli citizens for showing strength as the country fights terrorism.He went on to thank former-president Shimon Peres "in the name of the Israeli ... [Published Jerusalem Post - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

'There is no greater privilege,' President Peres concludes seven-year term

President Shimon Peres gave his final speech as president, before president-elect Rivilin's swearing in. He thanked Israel for the privilege of serving the country and its citizens for the past seven years."There is no greater privilege," he said, adding ... [Published Jerusalem Post - 3 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

'You became a man of the people' Edelstein tells Peres

"We are on a just mission, fighting for the peace and security of our citizens," Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said on Thursday during a ceremony swearing in president-elect Reuvan Rivlin. He expressed his condolences to the families of the fallen ... [Published Jerusalem Post - 3 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat, in 2001. Photo: World Economic Forum.

on Wednesday told that Israel would not stand by while Qatar, which paid for the UN official’s private flight to the Middle East, continued to finance Hamas militants, and took Ban to task for the two UN-run schools found to be housing Hamas rockets in ... [Published Algemeiner.com - Jul 23 2014]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Kerry resumes attempts to broker Mideast cease-fire, both sides mourn losses

GWEN IFILL: The fighting between Hamas and Israel continued today, as America’s top diplomat shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, attempting to broker a cease-fire. More than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis have now been killed since the ... [Published PBS - 18 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

Shimon Peres Fast Facts

Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks to reporters outside of the West Wing after meeting with US President Barack Obama at the White House on June 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.(CNN) -- Here's a look at the life of Israeli President Shimon Peres.Personal: ... [Published Bayou Buzz - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

President Peres accuses Qatar of financing Hamas terrorism

President Shimon Peres, in one of his final duties before leaving office today, held a 50 minutes breakfast meeting on Wednesday with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.Ban’s entourage included Ron Prosor, Israel’s ambassador to the UN.Whereas ... [Published Jerusalem Post - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Ban Ki-moon and Shimon Peres on the Gaza/Israel crisis video

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, speaks in Israel about the bloody conflict in Gaza. President Shimon Peres says he regrets that flights into Tel Aviv have been cancelled, and says the solution should be to stop rockets being fired into the country ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 23 2014]

Quotes

"i did not imagine that in the last days of my presidency i would be called upon, once more, to comfort bereaved families" Peres, 90, said in his speech at the handover ceremony
"we left gaza of our own free will and even helped to rebuild it" Peres said, referring to Israel's withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, two years before the coastal strip was seized by Hamas militants

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Reuven Rivlin sworn is as president of Israel [Published ProKerala.com - 16 mins ago]
Understanding Hamas’ Mainstream, Genocidal, Isl... [Published Pajamas Media - 16 mins ago]
What’s different in Israel this time [Published Chicago Sun-Times - 1 hour ago]
Israel's peace-making president ends term [Published ONE News - 1 hour ago]
Rivlin sworn in as Israel's president [Published Bangladesh Daily Star - 1 hour ago]
Israel: Newly Elected President Sworn in as Bat... [Published Breitbart Feed - 1 hour ago]
Reuven Rivlin sworn in as Israel's 10th president [Published Ma'an News Agency - 2 hours ago]
Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war [Published San Luis Obispo.com - 2 hours ago]
Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding fat... [Published NOW News - 2 hours ago]
Reuven Rivlin sworn in as Israel's 10th president [Published NOW News - 2 hours ago]
Reuven Rivlin sworn in as Israel’s tenth president [Published The Times Of Israel - 3 hours ago]
Israel Swears in New President Amid Gaza War [Published Austin American Statesman - 3 hours ago]
Israel tells UN Human Rights Council to 'get lost' [Published Israel Hayom - 3 hours ago]
Rivlin to be sworn in as Peres concludes presid... [Published Israel Hayom - 3 hours ago]
Gaza Rocket Salute For Shimon Peres as he prese... [Published Independent Media Review Analysis - 3 hours ago]
President Rivlin thanks Israeli citizens, forme... [Published Jerusalem Post - 3 hours ago]
AFP - Israel-politics-president-Rivlin-ceremony [Published Namibia Press Agency - 3 hours ago]
President's swearing-in scaled back due to war [Published Jewish Chronicle - 3 hours ago]
Shimon Peres bows out as president praising Isr... [Published Jewish Chronicle - 3 hours ago]
'There is no greater privilege,' President Pere... [Published Jerusalem Post - 3 hours ago]
'You became a man of the people' Edelstein tell... [Published Jerusalem Post - 3 hours ago]
There’s still one place uniting Israelis and Pa... [Published Quartz - 4 hours ago]
Africa: Kerry Pushes for Gaza Truce As Fighting... [Published AllAfrica.com - 4 hours ago]
WATCH LIVE: Rivlin sworn in as president under ... [Published Jerusalem Post - 5 hours ago]
Israeli ambassador calls for Nobel Peace Prize ... [Published Middle East Monitor - 5 hours ago]
Reuven Rivlin: Israel's new president [Published Deutsche Welle - 5 hours ago]
Israel singles out Qatar as key Hamas terror sp... [Published Cleveland Jewish news - 6 hours ago]
Opinion: Peres departure marks the end of an era [Published Deutsche Welle - 7 hours ago]
SPECIAL REPORT: Israel counts the cost of the c... [Published Jewish News UK - 9 hours ago]
Rwanda: Mushikiwabo Tips Rwandan Students in Is... [Published AllAfrica.com - 9 hours ago]
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Israel: Newly Elected President Sworn in as Bat... [Published Breitbart Feed - 1 hour ago]
Amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, newly elected Israeli President Reuven Rivlin was officially sworn in Thursday. President Shimon Peres gave his final speech as President, officially handing the mantle over to Rivlin, who then took the oath ...
Hamas rejects immediate ceasefire, Hammond to m... [Published BICOM News - 12 hours ago]
Hamas’s political leader Khaled Mashaal yesterday rejected calls for an immediate ceasefire and said that all of Hamas’s demands must first be met prior to a cessation of fighting. Mashaal held a press conference in Qatar and said that, “Our demands ...
Rivlin to replace Peres as Israel’s President t... [Published BICOM News - 12 hours ago]
In a low-key ceremony owing to the ongoing military operation in Gaza, Reuven Rivlin will be sworn in as Israel’s tenth President today, succeeding Shimon Peres who has completed his term in office. The ceremony in the Knesset plenum itself will take ...
Ted Cruz, Gary Bauer Accuse Obama of Turning FA... [Published Breitbart Feed - 17 hours ago]
When President Obama announced on Monday that he had dispatched Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East in order that he “do everything he can to help facilitate a cessation to hostilities” between the terror group Hamas and Israel, none ...
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 23, 2014 [Published CNN Political Ticker - 22 hours ago]
CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK |for July 23, 2014|5 p.m.—  n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle ON CNN… BLOOMBERG SAYS FLIGHT BAN REWARDS HAMAS … Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, in a combative interview ...
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Israel's Peres receives Congressional Gold Medal [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 26 2014]
Israel's outgoing president visits White House [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 25 2014]
Pope calls on Israelis, Palestinians to find "c... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 09 2014]
Peres, Abbas embrace ahead of prayers at Vatican [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 08 2014]
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Photo Release -- Enzymotec Ltd. Awarded the Tit... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Feb 06 2014]
Congressman Fattah Returns from Trip to Israel ... [Published PR Newswire - Oct 16 2013]
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