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US Flags Fly at Half-Staff Worldwide for Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

27 Elul 5776 – September 30, 2016
US President Barack Obama ordered all American flags flown at half-staff worldwide on the day Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres, is laid to rest.

NY Gov. Cuomo, NJ Gov. Christie Cancel Trip to Peres Funeral Due to Deadly...

NY Gov. Cuomo and NJ Gov. Christie both remained Stateside to serve their living constituents after a deadly train crash, rather than go to Israel for the Peres funeral.

Peres Funeral Closed to Public, Security Tightened, Streets Closed in Central Jerusalem

27 Elul 5776 – September 29, 2016
The Peres funeral is closed to the public due to the attendance of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Three enemies of Jewish life in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria shook hands in Jordan on Sunday: From right to left: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israel's President Shimon Peres. May 26, 2013.

Mahmoud Abbas, Leader of Palestinian Authority, to Attend Peres Funeral in Jerusalem

PA leader Mahmoud Abbas submits a request to attend the funeral of Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres.

Temple Mount Closed to Jews On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, Due to Minor...

The Israel Police won't allow Jews to enter the Temple Mount on the eve of Rosh Hashana due to a conflict with a minor Islamic holiday.

Updated Ceremony and Traffic Details for Funeral of Israel’s Ninth President Shimon Peres

Main roads will be closed. The public will be able to pay their respects before the coffin at the Knesset on Thursday from 9 Am - 9 PM (or as necessary).

Lying in State [photos]

Shimon Peres was brought to Jerusalem ahead of his funeral.

Israeli Researchers Discover Genetic Evolutionary Signature Associated to Autism

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev discover a unique evolutionary signature in genes associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

AIPAC Mourns Shimon Peres, Indefatigable Advocate for Justice [video]

AIPAC mourns former Israeli president Shimon Peres, 'indefatigable advocate for justice and human progress.'

IAEC Director: Middle East Instability Worsened By Non-State Actors Supported by Syria, Iran

26 Elul 5776 – September 28, 2016
IAEC director Ze'ev Senir warned international nuclear scientists that Syria and Iran are destabilizing the region through non-state actors.

Israel Atomic Energy Commission Praises ‘Contributions’ of Shimon Peres, Mourns His Death

Former President Shimon Peres is mourned by the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, which cites his contribution to the establishment of the Negev Nuclear Research Center.

Yad Vashem Mourns Passing of Israel’s 9th President, Shimon Peres

Yad Vashem closes in deference to arrangements at Mount Herzl for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.

Shin Bet Releases Peres Documents, Photos; Police Reveal Security Plans

Thousands of police are being deployed in Jerusalem as tens of thousands arrive for the funeral of former president Shimon Peres.

Palestinian Authority Leader Hails Peres As Peace Partner While PA Gov’t Vilifies Him

PA leader Mahmoud Abbas hailed Israel's late former president, Shimon Peres, while his PA government issued an obituary filled with hate.

Mossad Chief, Staff, Mourn Passing of Shimon Peres

Israel's international Mossad intelligence agency also says it is mourning the death of former President Shimon Peres.

EU Urges Israel: ‘Advance Peres’ Vision for 2-State Solution’

The European Union is using the death of former President Shimon Peres to pressure Israel to accept preconditions for PA Arab talks.

Official Statements on the Passing of President Shimon Peres [video]

"Through his great strength of will Shimon continued to move forward, imbued with the aspiration to advance the development of the country that he loved so much, and imbued with the aspiration to bring peace."

As 5777 Rolls In, Israel’s Population at 8.585 Million

About 189 thousand babies were born in Israel in 5776, and an estimated 46 thousand passed away.

Large First Temple Period Gate-Shrine Excavated in Central Israel

Minister Miri Regev said “the uncovering of these finds joins a long list of discoveries that enlighten us about our historic past, a past that is manifested in our country’s soil and in the writings of the Book of Books.”

Obama, the Clintons and the Pope to Attend Shimon Peres’ Funeral

President Obama wrote: "There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people.

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