Peres says “the yesterday between us and the Palestinians is full of sadness”, adds the tomorrow “can offer our children a ray of hope”
Merkel, Hollande, King Juan Carlos, Putin (!) , Obama (to cheers) all send video greetings to Peres
Clinton hails Peres as last living Israeli to know King David
Netanyahu slaps in time on his knee as singers on stage sing ‘give peace a chance’ Naftali Bennett smiles
Tony Blair says Britain has the Queen and Israel has Shimon Peres.
All the golden oldies out at Peres birthday bash. Big cheer for Bill Clinton.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli President Shimon Peres has thrown his weight behind U.S. plans to arm Syrian rebels, shrugging off fears the weapons could be turned on Israel and exacerbate the conflict.
In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters before his 90th birthday, Peres dismissed the idea that Israel could launch a unilateral military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities and urged Palestinians and Israelis to forge immediate peace.