16 hrs ago
Mofaz's Gaza 'demilitarization for dollars' plan gains traction
A plan for ending the current conflict between Israel and the Hamas by offering a huge sum in return for demilitarization continued gaining support Monday as the operation entered its third week.
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20 hrs ago
How John Kerry built a peace process for Israel-Palestine, then watched it burn
At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama's first presidential visit to Israel.
President Peres spends last days in office visiting bereaved families of fallen soldiers
Peres tells families of operation's importance, saying that Israel must triumph over Hamas in order to prevent a series of massacres in communities bordering Gaza; stresses that Hamas is responsible for civilian deaths in Gaza.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
President Peres' statements on phone call with Pope Francis
His Holiness Pope Francis spoke to President Shimon Peres earlier today , and conveyed a messaged of coexistence, moderation and peace to the citizens of the region in light of the security situation.
Arutz Sheva Israel News
The truth of the situation in Gaza
Again my apologies for not having the time to sit in the hopes that I will have at least enough quiet to finish this blog.
Presidential changeover to be low key
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and President elect Reuven Rivlin issued a joint statement on Sunday to the effect that while the inauguration ceremony for Israel's 10th president and farewell to the 9th president will take place as planned on Thursday, it will be much more modest than originally intended.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Israel steps up Gaza ground offensive, civilian casualties grow
Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians.
Religion News Service
Pope Francis appeals for peace with Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas
VATICAN CITY As Israel continued its ground offensive into the Gaza Strip, Pope Francis urged Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to end the spiraling conflict.
Israelis Back Gaza Ground War - Despite Risks
Despite fears of significant injuries and deaths among their soldiers, the Israeli public is strongly supportive of Israel's ground operation in Gaza, and leaders across most of the political pectrum lined up behind the push.
Sydney Morning Herald
How Tony Blair's Middle East trip ended in a Clayton's ceasefire
Old and new: Former British PM Tony Blair meets Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo earlier this month to discuss the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
GRAPEVINE: Future tense - politically speaking
Some of the people who have worked closely with President Shimon Peres will be moving with him to the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa.
VIDEO: Shimon Peres 'sorry' over child deaths
The children, all from the same family, were killed by an Israeli naval bombardment as they played on a beach.
Voice of America
Official: Israel, Hamas Agree to Gaza Cease-fire
Palestinians wait to withdraw cash from a bank as a five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force, in Gaza City, July 17, 2014.
Hamas planned wholesale slaughter of Kibbutz Sufa members, says Peres
Hamas planned the wholesale slaughter of members of Kibbutz Sufa near the Gaza border, President Shimon Peres told reporters on Thursday after touring the southern area between Kibbutz Zikim and Ashkelon.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
6 Shalit deal prisoners returned to jail to serve out term
The Parole Commission decided on Tuesday that six terrorists who were freed in the Shalit prisoner swap deal, and were arrested again during Operation Brother's Keeper, will return to prison to serve out the rest of their time.
Visiting Italian Foreign Minister pledges everything possible to reach ceasefire
While Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini was meeting with the Israeli leadership on Wednesday, a European summit was being held to decide on nominations for a successor to Catherine Ashton as the EU's foreign policy chief.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Peres and Blair: We must work toward lasting peace
Standing for the last time in an official capacity with Quartet Special Envoy Tony Blair, President Shimon Peres welcomed the potential of a ceasefire on Tuesday that he said would provide a window of opportunity to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza.
Grapevine: Juxtaposing roles
The senior Lau, who is also chairman of the Yad Vashem Council, had been in Moscow the previous day discussing the escalation of anti-Semitism with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Peres requests Jewish Unity from Conference of Presidents
Rabbis must not be allowed to destroy the fabric of Jewish unity President Shimon Peres inferred late on Tuesday, at meeting with a 30 member delegation of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations which was winding up a two solidarity mission to Israel.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Israel’s Peres: World Leaders Support Our War Against Terrorism
Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday said that the international community was supporting Israel's response to Hamas's rocket attacks against Israeli cities.