Shimon Peres buried in Jerusalem
12:10, 30 September 2016

Shimon Peres buried in Jerusalem

Former Israeli leader rests in peace at Mount Herzl

12:10, 30 September 2016

Peres Funeral 1
Associated Press

The solemn funeral ceremony for long-standing leader of the state of Israel Shimon Peres is over. His counterparts from over 70 countries, including Ukraine, arrived to Jerusalem to pay respect for the outstanding politician, thinker, reformist and peacemaker.

Speeches were made by Peres’s family, current president of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset’s speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, U.S. President Barack Obama and former U.S. leader Bill Clinton, Israeli writer Amos Oz and others.

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