The Peres funeral is closed to the public due to the attendance of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Beirut-based Nimr Hammad, political adviser to Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas has died at the age of 78.
AIPAC mourns former Israeli president Shimon Peres, 'indefatigable advocate for justice and human progress.'
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.
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas hailed Israel's late former president, Shimon Peres, while his PA government issued an obituary filled with hate.
Israel's international Mossad intelligence agency also says it is mourning the death of former President Shimon Peres.
"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."
During a political career that spanned 73 years, Peres served as prime minister, president, and Knesset member for 47 consecutive years, the longest anyone has served in the Israeli parliament. H
Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres, who took part in establishing Israel's security apparatus and served 48 consecutive years as MK passed away following a stroke.
In 2001 Rabbi Sitruk suffered a stroke and after his recovery took the additional name Haim, following the traditional Jewish protection against illness by altering or changing one's name.
Max Mannheimer was silent about his nightmare and depression for decades.
With his high energy and commitment to contributing to the klal, Uri looked for gaps to fill.
Love is knowing how to make the other person feel important and needed.
Ishak Alaton was one of the founders of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) and the Open Society Foundation.
At its peak, the Crazy Eddie chain had 43 stores and reported more than $350 million in sales annually.
Friedman recalled, "On the way home, another sailor kissed me, just one on the cheek and went on his way. The sailors were especially happy."
Dribben remained dedicated and focused despite the tragedy that struck him and his wife Sara, when their son Dov was murdered by local Arabs in 1998.
A bastion of Judaism and Torah has been lost with the passing of longtime Haifa Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef Sha'ar Yashuv Cohen, z'l, age 89.
The father of a fallen soldier whose body is being held in captivity by Hamas in Gaza was laid to rest after giving up his struggle after a 10-month battle with cancer.
Uzbekistani President Islam Karimov had led his nation since it declared independence 25 years ago; now there is a power vacuum and many citizens say they feel a double loss.
A difficult illness has ended the fierce battle for the return of IDF Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul z'l's body by his father Herzl Shaul, z'l.
A bulwark in the Israeli business world has passed away: Moshe Wertheim, owner of Coca Cola Israel is dead at 86.
"At any minute the guard could shoot you for not liking the way you looked at him," Peck recalled. "They would shoot you for nothing."
One of Hollywood's finest and funniest comedians has been silenced forever. Gene Wilder passes away at age 83.
Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer has passed away at the age of 80.