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  • Israel's Shimon Peres rushed to hospital with chest pains

    01/24/2016 12:17:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2016 3:09 PM EST
    Israel's former President Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital after experiencing chest pains, just a week after suffering a mild heart attack, his spokeswoman said Sunday night. The 92-year-old statesman had been discharged from hospital on Tuesday last week. Medics treated Peres at his home and detected a "light irregular heart rate" after conducting an EKG test, spokeswoman Ayelet Frisch said. "Due to the diagnosis, his doctors decided that the 9th President will spend the night in hospital for observation and testing," she said. ...
  • Obama calls Peres after heart attack, leaves him glowing

    01/23/2016 3:05:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/1/16 | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama called former President Shimon Peres over the weekend to wish him well, after Peres suffered a heart attack. In the conversation, Obama thanked Peres for their long friendship, according to a press release on Saturday night from Peres's office. "I was lucky to be treated by a dedicated medical team that worked around the clock, not only to open and improve my artery but to improve my heart. I left hospital stronger than I entered," said Peres in the phone call. He also lauded Obama for sealing the controversial Iran nuclear deal, even as it has...
  • Israel's Shimon Peres suffers 'mild' heart attack

    01/14/2016 10:48:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2016 1:32 PM EST | Tia Goldenberg
    Israel's 92-year-old former President Shimon Peres suffered a "mild" heart attack Thursday but was in "excellent" condition following a heart procedure, his personal physician said. Peres was rushed to a hospital near Tel Aviv from his home on Thursday morning after he fell ill with chest pains and a check-up found an irregular heart rate, his spokeswoman Ayelet Frisch told Israeli Army Radio. His personal physician Raphi Walden said Peres had a "mild heart attack" but that "his condition is excellent" following a successful cardiac catheterization. ...
  • Palestine – Peres Trashes Rabin’s Oslo Accords Vision

    10/28/2015 5:34:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/15 | David Singer
    Rabin never offered any such two-state compromise Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has pre-empted the memorial rally this Saturday evening to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the assassination on 4 November 1995 of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin - by writing – quite misleadingly - of Rabin’s vision in the Jerusalem Post this week. Former US president Bill Clinton, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and Yitzchak Rabin’s daughter - former deputy defence minister Dalia Rabin - are scheduled to participate in the rally – and hopefully will set the record straight.
  • President Clinton Hosted Israel Prime Minister in Election Against Bibi

    02/26/2015 4:59:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    MNSBC's Morning Joe reported this morning that President Bill Clinton hosted an Israeli prime minister, Shimon Peres, in his election against Benjamin Netanyahu. President Obama is refusing to meet with Netanyahu next week because, he says, it's too close to Israel's election day. "It's not unprecedented," the MSNBC host said of an American president hosting an Israel prime minister during his reelection campaign. "In 1996, the Clinton administration hosted Shimon Peres for a U.S. visit while he was in the midst of an election against Benjamin Netanyahu." "Democratic presidents have always loathed Benjamin Netanyahu," said the other MSNBC host, Joe...
  • Netanyahus Congressional Speech Follows in Rabins Footsteps

    02/10/2015 7:23:05 AM PST · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | February 10, 2015 8:46 am | Rafael Medoff
    The supposedly unprecedented step taken by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his plan to speak directly before Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat on March 3, rather than working exclusively with the White House on the issue, actually has an interesting precedentestablished in 1975 by none other than Yitzhak Rabin and Americas Democratic Party. That spring, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger undertook a round of shuttle diplomacy aimed at reaching a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt. The negotiations quickly ran into trouble, when Egypt refused to offer anything more than a brief a period of non-belligerency in...
  • Peres: A Great Leader Must Serve the People

    01/03/2015 2:54:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/15 | Benny Moshe
    Former President Shimon Peres addressed the upcoming elections in March for the first time publicly on Saturday, hinting that he would like to see a replacement for current Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. "These elections are crucial," Peres said. "We have an opportunity to make the best out of the situation we find ourselves in. Some things have changed for the worse and need to be fixed, but there are good things and we should take advantage of them." One issue Peres said had improved was Israel's relationship with the "moderate" Arab world. "The position of the Arab world has changed,...
  • Report: Kerry Stalled Palestinian Authority UN Bid to Stop Right Winning Elections (in Israel)

    12/20/2014 10:06:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 12/20/2014, 6:56 PM | Tova Dvorin
    US Secretary of State John Kerry has been adamant to EU officials not to push the Palestinian Authority (PA)s anti-Israel resolution through the UN until after the March 2015 elections, a European diplomat told Foreign Policy Friday. Kerry has been very, very clear that for the United States it was not an option to discuss whatever text before the end of the Israeli election, the diplomat stated. Kerry said that the warning stems from a meeting he had with former President Shimon Peres and Hatnua Chairman Tzipi Livni, who appealed to him out of concerns that the anti-Israel resolutionif passed...
  • (Shimon) Peres at Rabin rally: Those who give up on peace are delusional

    11/02/2014 2:55:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 1, 2014, 9:14 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Speeaking at the 19th annual Rabin memorial rally Saturday night, former president Shimon Peres issued scathing criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus handling of the peace process with the Palestinians and of his governments approach to the conflict. There are those who have turned the word peace into a derogatory term, and there are those who consider peace supporters as delusional people, declared Peres. I say clearly today: Those who have given up on peace are the delusional ones. Those who gave up and stopped looking for peace. theyre the naive ones, the ones who are not patriots, Peres added...
  • Israel swears in new president amid Gaza war

    07/24/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2014 3:07 PM EDT | Tia Goldenberg
    Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres ended his term as president of Israel on Thursdaya man who symbolizes hopes for peace capping a seven-decade public career amid the brutal reality of war. Peres handed the ceremonial but high-profile presidency over to Reuven Rivlin, a legislator from the hawkish Likud Party. Although the globe-trotting elder statesman has made clear he has no intention to retire, few expect him to hold public office again, after a career that dates back to the 1940s and has seen him occupy almost every major government position in the land. [] In sharp contrast to...
  • Peres: Israel will punish terrorists with a firm hand [Israel's President]

    06/30/2014 12:45:20 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 15 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Monday, June 30, 2014 | Marissa Newman
    President Shimon Peres said the Israeli security crackdown will persist in its efforts to combat terror. Alongside the heavy mourning, we will remain determined to punish the villainous terrorists with a firm hand, he said. Our war on terror will only grow, and will not be weakened, such that this murderous terror will not dare raise its head. The president also offered his deepest condolences to the families and praised them for devotedly raising their children. The kidnapping and murder of innocent youths in the dead of the night is a heinous and unforgivable crime, opposition leader and Labor Party...
  • Op-Ed: Shimon Peres: Farewell to the Man and his Dream

    06/10/2014 3:39:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/14 | Jack Engelhard
    ..... Here is what I had to say the next morning in the following dispatch for Arutz Shevanote the date and note that it still hurts: A Dreamer Dreams in Cherry Hill First posting: March 29, 2004 Israel's grand diplomat, Shimon Peres, came to New Jersey this past Sunday night, to a synagogue in Cherry Hill, and found an audience of some 1,500 that agreed with him from A to Z, or if you please, from Aleph to Tav. He is a charmer and he charmed. He is a dreamer and he dreamed. None of this is so simple, of...
  • Op-Ed: A New Middle League: Trade Peres for David Blatt

    06/10/2014 3:28:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/14 | Dr. Aryeh Hirsch
    With the rumored move of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball coach David Blatt to the NBA, a whole new arena of activity can open up for outgoing President Shimon Peres. One can only imagine the press conference: Maccabi Tel Aviv announces the signing of our new coach, the illustrious Shimon Peres. Mr Peres, please, explain your views on the world of sports". Coach Peres: "It is with great honor and happiness that I accept this new assignment. After all, to be welcomed by the Euroleague champion, perpetual winner of the Israel League Cup - and here am I, the perennial loser.....
  • Peres: Abbas is Serious About Peace

    02/17/2014 10:49:39 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/2/14 | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres on Monday hailed remarks by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on the issue of the Palestinian refugees, AFP reported. Peres, who said Abbass comments showed his "seriousness about reaching peace", was referring to what Abbas said during a meeting Sunday with more than 300 Israeli university students at his Ramallah headquarters. At the meeting, the PA chief told the students said he did not want to "flood Israel" with so-called Palestinian refugees and that there was no need to "re-divide" Jerusalem. "I was happy to hear him," Peres's office quoted him as saying at the start of...
  • Peres: Impossible to Separate Religion and State in Israel

    12/29/2013 3:29:36 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/12/13 | David Lev
    There is no way to separate Judaism from the state of Israel, President Shimon Peres said Sunday. On a visit to the Machon Lev Jerusalem Technology College, Peres said that despite the efforts of secularists, Israel would always remain a Jewish state. Peres addressed a question from a student who said that in recent months we have seen an unparalleled attempt to defame the hareidi religious public, especially when it comes to serving in the IDF. Did Peres believe that it was necessary to force hareidi religious yeshiva students into the army in order to get them into the workforce?...
  • Peres Politely Asks Europe to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

    07/29/2013 11:36:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 7/29/2013, 3:53 PM | Chana Yaar
    President Peres has politely suggested that the European Union to step out of Middle Eastern affairs while delicate negotiations are in process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The Israeli president, who is also visiting Lithuania, thanked Latvia for helping to convince the European Union to list the military wing of the Hizbullah terror organization as a terrorist entity. But Peres also criticized the EU for blocking financial aid to Israeli institutions located in Judea, Samaria and areas of Jerusalem restored to the capital following the 1967 Six Day War.
  • Pres. Peres Calls for 100,000 Yesha Jews to Migrate to the Negev

    07/28/2013 11:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 7/28/2013, 9:29 AM | Chana Yaar
    President Shimon Peres called on Jews from Judea and Samaria last week to send a cohort with their strength and skills to settle the Negev. Addressing an event to mark the 70th anniversary of Kibbutz Revivimlocated deep in the NegevPeres noted that at present, there are only 6,500 residents in the Ramat Hanegev region. In the Negev, which comprises some 60 percent of the land mass of Israel, there are few Jewish communities and bus routes are still relatively sparse.
  • Happy birthday, Mr. President (Peres/Israel - Left love-fest/Barf Alert)

    06/18/2013 5:45:07 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 19, 2013, 2:21 am | Jessica Steinberg
    It was a love fest at Shimon Peres 90th birthday party Tuesday night, as world leaders, beloved performers and regular folk spoke, sang, and sent their messages of love and affection for the president, former prime minister, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Peres sat flanked by former US president Bill Clinton and Jewish stage diva Barbra Streisand on his right, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on his left. Behind them was an auditorium full of whos who in Israel and abroad, from actors Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone, Prince Albert of Monaco and Chicago mayor...
  • JNF (Jewish National Fund) Withdraws from $500,000 Clinton Event

    06/07/2013 9:06:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 6/7/2013, 12:15 AM | Elad Benari
    The Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet Leyisrael) said on Thursday that it will not take part in an upcoming gala event attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and will not pay him $500,000 to give a speech at this gala. Clintons participation in the event has not been canceled. Earlier this week it was reported that the JNF would pay Clinton this huge sum for the gala evening, to be held June 17 in honor of President Shimon Peres 90th birthday. It will be held at the Peres Academic Center in Rehovot, one of the few institutions in Israel...
  • Netanyahus $140,000 In-Flight Bed Becomes Political Nightmare

    05/13/2013 1:47:52 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 13, 2013 | Alexander Marquardt
    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a backlash after reports surfaced that his office was charged an extra $139,000 for a bed on a recent five-hour flight to London. The uproar comes as Israel faces a new austerity budget, tax hikes and just two months after the Netanyahu residences $2,700 annual ice cream bill came to light.
  • Peres: I Dont Regret the Oslo Accords

    04/15/2013 3:24:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 4/16/2013, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres said on Monday that he does not regret the Oslo Accords, despite the fact that their signing brought about hundreds of Israeli victims who were killed in terror attacks.Speaking in an interview with the Walla website, on the occasion of Israels 65th Independence Day, Peres said that terrorist attacks against Jews had taken place long before the signing of the Oslo Accords. There were terror victims before the Oslo Accords. Before the Accords there was only one Palestinian camp and that camp supported terrorism. Now we have two camps, and one camp is against terrorism and in...
  • Peres: Obama Will Attack Iran if Diplomacy Fails (o rly?)

    04/12/2013 3:35:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2013, 1:23 AM | Elad Benari
    President Shimon Peres said that he believes that U.S. President Barack Obama will attack Irans nuclear facilities if diplomatic efforts fail. I have no doubt that if diplomatic talks fail with Iran and Tehran doesn't stop accelerating its nuclear developmentU.S. President Barack Obama will conduct a military attack against Iran, Peres told the Israel Hayom newspaper this week, in an interview ahead of Israels 65th Independence Day next week. Western nations have tried their utmost to prevent Iran from going nuclear, but Iran has gone nuclear, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech on Tuesday.
  • Jerusalem: Eternal City, Says Obama; Ancient Capital, Says Netanyahu

    03/21/2013 8:33:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 20, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    Behind the bonhomie evident between President Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the Israeli leader delicately reminded his guest about Israels three millennia-old claim to the city he is visiting. During a joint press conference at the prime ministers residence, Netanyahu opened his remarks by telling Obama, its a great pleasure to host you here in Jerusalem. He concluded them several minutes later with the words, Its a profound honor to host you, the leader of the free world, at this historic time in our ancient capital. Mr. President. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem. ...
  • Peres Tells EU Parliament, Europe Has Divorced Its Past

    03/16/2013 3:02:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | March 12, 2013 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    President Shimon Peres told the European Union Parliament Tuesday, In the past thousand years, more Jews lived in Europe than in any other continent. Alas, more Jews were murdered in Europe in the last hundred years than in the preceding two thousand years. The first Israeli president to address the current arrangement of the EU Parliament, he recalled his childhood in Europe, where his family escaped in 1934 while in 1942, most of the inhabitants of my town were burned alive. He extolled the accomplishments of Israel, from making the desert bloom to Israels becoming a start-up nation. President Peres...
  • Barack Obama to dine with first black Miss Israel

    03/13/2013 5:32:07 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies
    The Telgraph ^ | Wednesday March 13, 2013
    President Barack Obama will have dinner with the first-ever black Miss Israel when he makes his first visit to the Jewish state as US leader next week. An advance party of White House officials insisted on inviting Yityish Aynaw, 22, to next Thursday's gala dinner hosted by Shimon Peres, Israel's president, after hearing how she became the first Israeli of Ethiopian origin to win the country's premier beauty queen contest last month.
  • Israel to award Obama prestigious medal in visit

    02/18/2013 7:37:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2013 10:16 AM EST
    Israel will award President Barack Obama the countrys Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit. Israeli President Shimon Peres office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens.
  • Peres Under Attack for Undermining Leadership

    08/16/2012 4:33:05 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/8/12 | Gil Ronen
    President Shimon Peres is under attack for undercutting the elected government's stance on the Iranian threat. Besides stating a position that runs counter to the Prime Minister's in a television interview, he is also reported to have accused Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, in closed conversations, of "terrible irresponsibility" in the Iranian matter. "The honorable president has apparently also been sucked into this unnecessary argument that is damaging for the state of Israel," said MK Moshe Matalon of Yisrael Beytenu. "As a former prime minister and defense minister, and a person who was privy to spectacular operations that were...
  • Peres says Israel can't go it alone in Iran, trusts Obama

    08/16/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Jeffrey Heller
    (Reuters) - Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday came out against any go-it-alone Israeli attack on Iran, saying he trusted U.S. President Barack Obama's pledge to prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons. "I am convinced this is an American interest. I am convinced (President Obama) recognizes the American interest and he isn't saying this just to keep us happy. I have no doubt about it, after having had talks with him," Peres told Israel's Channel Two television. "Now, it's clear to us that we can't do it alone. We can delay (Iran's nuclear program). It's clear to us we have...
  • Peres on Obamas Warnings to Iran: I Want Results

    12/11/2011 2:34:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    President Shimon Peres challenged presidents Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy Sunday to back up their vows not let Iran go nuclear. I want to see actual results, the Israeli president said. Speaking at the opening session of the annual Israel Business Conference, President Peres declared to a CNN reporter, "Iran is the center of all corruption. They kill, threaten, and poison.They are a significant threat to the entire world, not just to Israel. .....
  • Mossad behind "Artic Sea" hijacking says Russian press

    08/22/2009 3:37:02 PM PDT · by drzz · 54 replies · 5,610+ views
    Indian press agency ^ | 08 23 2009 | drzz
    Moscow, Aug 21 (DPA) A Russian newspaper claimed Friday that suspected pirates who boarded the freighter Arctic Sea were actually agents of the Israeli secret service trying to stop it from smuggling arms into Iran. According to Russian media, the Arctic Sea may have been carrying illegal X-55 cruise missiles destined for Iran hidden among its cargo of lumber. Men acting on behalf of the Israeli Mossad secret service commandeered the ship to divert the weapons away from Israel's regional enemy, the daily Novaya Gazeta said. Citing Moscow publicist Yulia Latynina, the daily pointed to the surprise visit of Israeli...
  • 10 Best Places to See Sukkot in Jerusalem

    09/16/2010 3:37:27 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 1 replies ^ | September 14, 2009 | Judy Lash Balint
    The Sukkot festival is almost here. A few days after Yom Kippur (that falls this Friday night and Saturday), Israelis celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles, as its known in English. For seven days, Jews commemorate the time spent wandering in the desert as well as pondering the temporary nature of our own existence. How do we do this? By actually building and living in temporary booths (thats the meaning of the word Sukkot) and Jerusalem is one of the best places to see how many variations and interpretations of a booth people can come up with and attach to their...
  • Scuds For Hezbollah

    04/14/2010 4:26:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 738+ views ^ | April 15, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Mideast: Israeli officials charge Syria with transferring ballistic missiles to the control of Iran's puppet militia, Hezbollah. It seems that another attempt to woo and appease a hostile power is not working. Last November we commented on reports in the Arab media in the Persian Gulf that Syria, apparently at the request of Iran, had turned about 300 long-range ballistic missiles over to Hezbollah control in Syrian territory. Hezbollah personnel were being trained to operate the Scuds. On Tuesday, Israeli President Shimon Peres confirmed these reports, publicly charging Syrian President Bashar Assad's government with transferring Scud missiles to the control...
  • Peres: Netanyahu will repay Ahmadinejad

    09/22/2009 6:41:00 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 895+ views
    Ynetnews ^ | September 22, 2009 | Sharon Roffe-Ofir
    President Shimon Peres told schoolchildren in the north that "the prime minister will be demonstratively absent from a meeting with one of the most evil and horrible people of modern history, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who lies through his teeth about the existence of the Holocaust and curses Israel". Referring to the Iranian president's speech at the upcoming UN General Assembly, Peres added that Ahmadinejad "is pessimistic and has no future, and I'm sure Prime Minister Netanyahu will repay him." During his visit to the agricultural school 'Kaduri', Peres also spoke about the trilateral summit called by US President Barack Obama, who...
  • Hezbollah 'has 80,000 rockets'

    08/25/2009 12:37:40 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 1,913+ views
    Space War ^ | 8/24/2009 | UPI
    Israeli President Shimon Peres claims that Lebanon's Hezbollah now has an arsenal of 80,000 rockets to bombard Israel -- double the previous estimate by Israeli intelligence and almost four times the number the Iranian-backed militants possessed during their 2006 war with the Jewish state. Lebanese Foreign Minister Fawzi Salloukh has dismissed as "lies" the claim made by Peres in an interview with the Kuwait daily Al-Rai published Sunday. "I don't know how he counted these rockets." But the Israeli leader's claim has fuelled regional fears that a new conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is brewing. There has been no independent...
  • Russia may nix S-300 sale to Iran

    08/24/2009 8:59:47 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 858+ views
    Space War ^ | 7/19/2009 | UPI
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's reported promise to Israeli President Shimon Peres that Moscow will reconsider the sale of powerful S-300 air-defense missiles to Iran could determine whether Israel - and the United States for that matter - launches pre-emptive strikes against Tehran's nuclear facilities. "President Medvedev promised to review this issue once again after I explained that it would have an impact on the balance of forces in our region," Peres said Wednesday following his meeting with the Russian leader in Moscow on Tuesday. Israel has been threatening to attack Iran's controversial nuclear program for many months because the Jewish...
  • Iran blamed for meddling in Azerbaijan`s affairs (Object to Israeli President Peres' visit)

    06/17/2009 8:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 410+ views
    Azer News ^ | June 10, 2009
    Azerbaijani officials have blamed Iran for interfering in the country`s domestic affairs. Commenting on Iran`s strongly-worded statements opposing Israeli President Shimon Peres` visit to Baku scheduled for late in June, Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said Azerbaijan does not interfere with other countries` internal affairs and will not allow other states to do so. He added that his country is pursuing a foreign policy in line with its national interests. Earlier, the news on the Israeli leader`s expected visit drew fire from Tehran. Hassan Firouzabadi, Iran`s chief-of-staff of the armed forces, labeled the visit as disrespectful to the Islamic world and...
  • Barack Obama Links Israel Peace Plan To 1967 Borders Deal

    11/15/2008 6:39:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,241+ views ^ | November 16, 2008 | Uzi Mahnaimi in Tel Aviv and Sarah Baxter
    Barack Obama is to pursue an ambitious peace plan in the Middle East involving the recognition of Israel by the Arab world in exchange for its withdrawal to pre-1967 borders, according to sources close to Americas president-elect. Obama intends to throw his support behind a 2002 Saudi peace initiative endorsed by the Arab League and backed by Tzipi Livni, the Israeli foreign minister and leader of the ruling Kadima party. The proposal gives Israel an effective veto on the return of Arab refugees expelled in 1948 while requiring it to restore the Golan Heights to Syria and allow the Palestinians...
  • Right man at the right time

    07/16/2007 2:11:00 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 4 replies · 601+ views
    YNET ^ | July 16, 2007 | Orly Azoulay
    Right Man At The Right Time Never before in Israel has there been such yearning for what Peres represents By Orly Azoulay YNET News Shimon Peres was sworn into the presidential office on Sunday and realized a lifetime aspiration through resolve and perseverance: He gained recognition. Not only recognition for a man who could always see the entire picture and not only the parts that made up the whole, but recognition for everything he has ever done for the State things that were not always understood in advance and generally preceded his time, presenting him in Israeli eyes as...
  • Israel Cabinet Congratulates President Shimon Peres

    07/16/2007 2:10:02 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies · 1,310+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 16, 2007 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Israel Cabinet Congratulates President Shimon Peres By Israel News Agency Staff Jerusalem ----July 16 ..... The following was communicated by the Israel Cabinet Secretariat and the Israel Government Press Office to the Israel News Agency. Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the Israel Government was committed to continue seeing to the security of Israel in every sense of the word vis-avis budgetary issues and added that the Government was also committed to championing social issues. He said that the government needs to find the proper balance between these two important goals in accordance with the economic situation. Israel Prime...
  • New President Sworn In (Peres - 'We have to get rid of territories')

    07/15/2007 2:32:03 PM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 9 replies · 728+ views ^ | 19:23 , 07.15.07 | Amnon Meranda
    New president sworn in Shimon Peres sworn in as Israel's ninth president before hundreds in festive ceremony at Knesset. President must call on religious, secular public to find common ground, and urge Palestinians, Arab countries to take part in the great journey towards world built on logic, not just land Peres says Amnon Meranda Shimon Peres was sworn in as Israel's ninth president in a festive ceremony at the Knesset Sunday evening. Hundreds of people arrived at the Knesset including former politicians, foreign ambassadors, and artists, in order to witness the event. In his acceptance speech, Peres said, I never...
  • Legendary Jerusalem mayor ratted out fellow Jews

    04/01/2007 4:02:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 99 replies · 1,430+ views
    WND ^ | April 1, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM Teddy Kollek, the legendary mayor of Jerusalem and one of Israel's most re-elected politicians, ratted out fellow Jews to the British occupiers of pre-State Israel, even once trying to have former prime minister Menachem Begin arrested. The information was provided by recently declassified British intelligence documents held back from the public at the request of the Israeli government as long as Kollek was alive, prompting some here to wander whether other Israeli politicians currently living, such as former prime minister Shimon Peres, who worked closely with Kollek, were also moles against Jews. Kollek died three months ago. The...
  • THE 296-LETTER-LONG SHIMON PERES CODE [No skeptics can begin to match it from unencoded text]

    11/22/2006 11:47:18 AM PST · by Quix · 19 replies · 521+ views
    The 296-Letter-Long Shimon Peres Code By Moshe Aharon (Morris) Shak Copyright January 2006 In the November/December 2005 Bible Code Digest issue, the location of Shimon Peres in the Bible code was established. The key term that described the former Prime Minister of Israel best was --will not be elected. The extension of the two-word term in both directions at the same low skip of eight sheds much light on Peres' long political career. In total, the extended will not be elected term is 296 letters long! A. The 296-Letter Code in Hebrew In numerous articles in English and...
  • Peres praises Blair, sees a future for Hezbollah

    10/02/2006 3:27:48 AM PDT · by Republicain · 3 replies · 241+ views
    European Jewesh Press ^ | 10/01/2006 | Jonny Paul
    LONDON (EJP)--- Hezbollah have a future if they become a political party, Israels Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres told to a group of journalists at a briefing at the Ritz Hotel in central London on Thursday. However, he added: But if they try to be both a political party and an army they will encounter the contradiction soon enough, they cannot be both. The respected statesman was responding to a question about the deployment of Lebanese troops on the Israel-Lebanon border. He said he was satisfied with their deployment in South Lebanon. Much better than Hizbollah, he said. Good relations...
  • Peres: Kidnapped soldiers alive and well

    08/16/2006 1:43:54 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 35 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/15/2006 | By ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres said Wednesday that "to the best of my information," the two IDF soldiers abducted by Hizbullah "are alive and they are healthy." Peres, who was holding talks with US officials, also disclosed that planes from Arab countries had been permitted during the war to fly over Israel on their way to Lebanon to deliver food and medicine. He declined to provide any details, such as which countries had overflights and how many flights were permitted by Israel. "Most of the Arab countries had double-feelings," Peres said. "They didn't want Hizbullah to win." On Lebanese civilian...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/15 and 7/16/2006 (not the live thread)

    07/15/2006 10:08:40 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 34 replies · 909+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 7-15-06 | Network and Cable News
    I'm trying yet another format change this week. I have left the background links on the entry for each guest for each show, like last week, but I've broken the Sunday shows out into separate posts to try to make each one more easy to read and discuss. The Saturday shows will still be posted as one message, then I'll do the ping. Please me know if this works.And I've put my (expanded) witty commentary here instead of in the ping...The most interesting guest this week should be Secretary Rice, who is on Fox, CBS and ABC, but she probably...
  • Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)

    06/30/2006 5:24:30 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 41 replies · 1,115+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 6/30/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show *Preview* for 7/1 and 7/2/06 (not the live thread)The main message is the Sunday Shows. Message 1 will be the Saturday Shows and message 2 will be the show guest links post. Then I'll post the ping list.ABC This Week (George Stephanopoulos) Meme: Bush was wrong on all the issues McCain is right onThe Supreme's smack down the Bushies (who cares if it endangers the country, it's NEWS!!!) Topics: Hamdan, Immigration, and Iraq Guests Senator John McCain, Republican - Arizona He's BAAAAACKMcCain's back and Georgie's got himIt's such a tragedy that President Bush didn't listen to Saint...
  • Israel rails against Iran threats

    04/15/2006 9:21:58 AM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 445+ views
    bbc ^ | 15 April 2006 | na
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres has urged the UN to take action against Iran after implicit threats made by its "lunatic" president. President Ahmadinejad has in the past called for Israel to be "wiped off the map" and said on Friday it was on the way to being eliminated. Shimon Peres urged the world to unite against Mr Ahmadinejad who he predicted would end up like Saddam Hussein. "The United Nations cannot but react," Mr Peres insisted. "Iran is a member state of the United Nations that is threatening to destroy another member state of the United Nations," he...
  • Peres says Ahmadinejad to end up like Saddam ["Ahmadinejad represents Satan, not God," Peres said.]

    04/15/2006 7:41:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 650+ views
    Peres says Ahmadinejad to end up like Saddam Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:22 AM ET JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli veteran statesman Shimon Peres, responding to the latest verbal attack on the Jewish state by Iran's president, said on Saturday that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would end up like Iraq's Saddam Hussein. In a speech to a conference on the Palestinian issue on Friday, Ahmadinejad said: "The Zionist regime is a decaying and crumbling tree that will fall with a storm." Peres, in a statement quoted by Israel Radio, called Ahmadinejad's comments a direct threat to Israel's existence. "His statements are reminiscent of...
  • [Former Prime Minister Shimon] Peres: Israel should stay out of Iran conflict

    04/11/2006 10:52:02 PM PDT · by anotherview · 6 replies · 425+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12 April 2006 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Apr. 12, 2006 8:19 | Updated Apr. 12, 2006 8:30 Peres: Israel should stay out of Iran conflict By JPOST.COM STAFF Kadima MK Shimon Peres said Wednesday that Israel should stay out of the Iran conflict, saying that if Israel were to take preemptive military measures it would isolate itself in the campaign against the country. Peres told Army Radio that Israel should to be patient and allow the US to manage the situation. "The US has placed the Iran (nuclear) issue at the top of its agenda and, despite the worrying state of affairs, Israel doesn't need to get...
  • Peres endorses Olmert for PM

    01/08/2006 6:20:10 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies · 308+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/8/6 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS
    In a major endorsement, elder statesman Shimon Peres on Sunday voiced support for the leadership of Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the successor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. "Ehud Olmert was nominated by Ariel Sharon to become acting prime minister when the need for it arises. I supported it then and I support it now," Peres told an international conference of Jewish parliamentarians meeting in Jerusalem. "If Arik Sharon is not able to return to his responsibilities, Ehud Olmert will continue to head the government and I shall support him again," he added. Peres's remarks came amidst speculation that...