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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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Obama, Netanyahu Mourn Death of Israel’s Shimon Peres

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Sept 28 – Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, 93, died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, prompting U.S. President Barack Obama to mourn: “A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever”. Peres, an indefatigable campaigner for Middle East peace who jointly won the

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