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What's the real reason why world leaders, and even Mahmood Abbas are attending Peres' funeral? It may not be why you think. Ari gives his take on the matter.
The Peres funeral is closed to the public due to the attendance of PA leader Mahmoud Abbas.
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas submits a request to attend the funeral of Israel's ninth president, Shimon Peres.
A spokesman for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza said the attempts to paint Peres as a man of peace will not wash his hands of his war crimes against the Arab nations
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas hailed Israel's late former president, Shimon Peres, while his PA government issued an obituary filled with hate.
Kerry is in the midst of his final attempt to shape the Israel-PA conflict resolution in his image, and he has been going at it with everything he has including the kitchen sink.
Israeli Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said the speech by PA leader Abbas will lead to more violence.
The full text of the speech to the UN General Assembly by PA leader Mahmoud Abbas, delusions included.
PM Netanyahu invited PA leader Mahmoud Abbas to address the Knesset in Jerusalem, and offered to address the PA parliament in Ramallah.
UN Secy-Gen Ban expressed "outrage" at PM Netanyahu's "ethnic cleansing" video, but called PA glorification of terrorists "disgraceful."
The prosecution argued that it would be a mistake to treat Jewish and Arab terrorism equally.
"President Putin offered to meet in Moscow on September 9," Abbas said. "I agreed. I was to fly to Moscow from here (Warsaw) to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu."
Netanyahu said he was reviewing the Russian President's proposal and the timing of a possible meeting with Abbas.
The Kremlin denies there are any specific plans to hold a summit between Israeli and Palestinian Authority leaders this fall.
It should be noted that the Oslo Accords forbid the participation of terror organizations in PA elections, but Hamas has already set a precedence in 2006.
The same official also told Israel Radio that the PA does not demand that Israel freeze settlement construction as a prerequisite to the Paris conference, but rather the freeze should coincide with the start of negotiations.
By a strange quirk of history, Lord Balfour created both the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority.