shimon peres funeral

Thousands of Israelis File Past Coffin of Former President Peres

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Sept 29 – Thousands of Israelis filed past the flag-draped coffin of Shimon Peres outside parliament on Thursday, honouring the former president and prime minister who won worldwide praise for his efforts in peace talks with the Palestinians. U.S. President Barack Obama is among foreign dignitaries due to attend the funeral

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