For the Gulf States and the Saudis, a common threat means that Israel is becoming part of the solution instead of playing its old role as the core of the problem.
Speaking at the renaming ceremony for the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his long-stated position of not allowing Iran a military foothold in Syria.
‘It would be fair to say that I tried to help Peres win the elections, and I tried to help him in such a way that I would not be openly involved,’ Clinton told Israel’s Channel 10.
Former British PM Tony Blair said Peres “drew upon the best of the Jewish character” in order to build a country that would be a “gift to the world.”
Also at the parade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the establishment of “Shimon Peres Day,” in honor of the late Israeli president and prime minister.
The United Kingdom has cancelled a state visit to Israel by monarch Prince Charles, allegedly due to concerns over alienating the region’s Arab states.
When Shimon Peres, last of the leaders who founded the modern state of Israel, was eulogized last Friday by a historic gathering of over 90 world leaders from over 70 countries, it dramatically and emphatically marked the end of an era for Israel.
US President Barack came to Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, giving a moving eulogy for Shimon Peres on Friday, but according to the State Department, the speech was not in Israel.
A dazzling array of dignitaries from around the world gathered at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem at 9 am on Friday to pay their last respects to Shimon Peres, Israel’s elder statesman, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 93.
As an impressive gathering of world leaders on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem paid their last respects to Shimon Peres, a man universally lauded as a peacemaker, Arabs near and far lined up to revile Israel’s elder statesman.