Peres and the Zionist nightmare

2016-10-02 06:03

This edited article, penned 34 years ago by Amos Kenan, gives a textured account of Israel’s history and the former prime minister.

Shimon Peres was one of the great peacemakers of our time - FW de Klerk

2016-09-28 21:55

Former president FW de Klerk has hailed Israeli former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres as one of the greatest peacemakers of our time.

Former Israeli leader Shimon Peres dies

2016-09-28 06:10

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres has died some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, his doctor has confirmed.

US Kurdish independence is a 'foregone conclusion'

2014-06-26 21:29

Israel told the US that Kurdish independence in northern Iraq was a "foregone conclusion" and Israeli experts predicted the Jewish state would be quick to recognise a Kurdish state, should it emerge.

Pope calls for free access to Jerusalem holy sites

2014-05-26 14:13

Pope Francis says that pilgrims must enjoy free access to holy sites in Jerusalem, after touring the main places holy to the three Abrahamic faiths.

Israelis, Palestinians accept pope's invite

2014-05-25 14:52

Pope Francis has received an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

Kerry: Fate of talks lies with Israelis, Palestinians

2014-05-15 13:26

Only Palestinians and Israelis can decide whether to resume talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned.

Israel PM: Palestinians must 'abandon fantasy'

2014-03-05 10:15

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has directly urged Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognise Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.

Israel honours Sharon at state funeral

2014-01-13 13:19

Israel pays homage to former prime minister Ariel Sharon at the first of two funeral services to be held for a man hailed as a war hero at home but seen by many Arabs as a war criminal.

Israel president backs Obama on Syria

2013-09-02 13:01

Israel's President Shimon Peres says he supports US President Barack Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval for military action against Syria.


8 000 police deployed for Peres funeral

2016-09-29 15:47

Israeli police say about 8 000 officers have been deployed to maintain order over the mourning period for the late president Shimon Peres and officers are also monitoring social media for potential attackers.

A look at the career highlights of Shimon Peres

2016-09-28 14:43

A look at the career highlights of Shimon Peres, who has filled nearly every position in Israeli public life.

Israel's Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

2016-01-14 12:24

A spokeswoman for Israel's former president Shimon Peres says he has been rushed to hospital following chest pains

Abbas, Peres plant olive tree

2014-06-06 22:30

The Israeli and Palestinian presidents will plant an olive tree as a symbol of peace after an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens.

Pope gives Palestinians boost of support

2014-05-26 09:27

Pope Francis has delivered a powerful boost of support to the Palestinians during a Holy Land pilgrimage, repeatedly backing their statehood aspirations.

Mideast conflict unacceptable: Pope

2014-05-25 13:04

Pope Francis has made an unscheduled stop at Israel's towering West Bank separation wall in Bethlehem after calling for an end to the "increasingly unacceptable" Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel denies Vatican sovereignty deal

2014-05-14 20:54

Israel said it has no intention of giving the Vatican sovereignty over a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem.

Don't let peace talks collapse: Israel president

2014-01-31 10:37

Israel President Schimon Peres has launched a plea to bring the current peace talks with the Palestinians to a successful conclusion and warned against allowing them to collapse.

Israel's Peres: All options open on Iran

2013-09-30 16:52

Israeli President Peres says all options are open on Iran after a visit to the World Court.

UN chief urges for peace in Mideast

2013-08-16 19:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on Israelis and Palestinians to overcome "deep scepticism" that he says risked thwarting efforts to reach a peace agreement.

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