Shimon Peres

Outrage over Jaffa cemetery vandalism

By Jennifer Lipman, October 9, 2011

Jewish groups have condemned an attack on a cemetery in Jaffa as "unconscionable" and "a disgrace" to the religion.

Israeli police found smashed headstones and graffiti scrawled on Muslim and Christian graves calling for "death to Arabs" on Friday evening, as Jews around the world marked the Day of Atonement.


Peres: New Year is time to 'seize window of opportunity'

By Jennifer Lipman, September 20, 2011

Shimon Peres has highlighted the "dramatic changes" in the Middle East in the last year and expressed hope of opportunities for a better future in the new one.


Middle East peace talks in a London kitchen

By Martin Bright, August 18, 2011

Secret peace talks between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, took place in London, the JC can reveal.

The encounter was hosted over dinner by UK businessman Poju Zabludowicz at his north London home.


Shimon Peres, Mahmoud Abbas in secret London peace talks

By Martin Bright, August 17, 2011

A secret meeting between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, has taken place in London as part of a series of back-channel negotiations to reach a peace agreement in the Middle East, the JC can reveal.


Shimon Peres: 88th birthday plans

By Jennifer Lipman, August 15, 2011

It may be his 88th birthday on Tuesday, but Israeli President Shimon Peres will not be celebrating with a quiet day at home.

Instead, the veteran politician will attend a ceremony marking 110 years since the founding of the Kfar Tavor village in the Galilee.

He will also meet Chinese chief of staff General Chen Bingde to discuss ways to strengthen relations between Israel and China.


Peres: we must return to peace talks before September

By Jennifer Lipman, August 11, 2011

The Israeli president has told a delegation of US congressman that he hoped "both sides" would return to Middle East peace talks within the next month.

Shimon Peres called for negotiations to resume "before September", when the Palestinians plan to unilaterally declare statehood at the United Nations.


Peres, Erekat in secret peace talks

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011

Shimon Peres is said to be conducting secret talks with Palestinian negotiators in a bid to restart the peace process.

According to Ha'aretz the Israeli president has coordinated with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the discussions.

Mr Peres was said to have met Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator, in Ramallah earlier this week and on other occasions.


He's angry, then hugging Shakira: is Peres all right?

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 23, 2011

Shimon Peres is a president for all occasions.


Tony Blair, Amos Oz and more at Presidential Conference

By Ophir Samson, June 22, 2011

Quartet envoy Tony Blair has told an audience at the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem that "supporting freedom is an intervention that goes with the grain of human progress".


Middle East peace deal 'urgent'

June 20, 2011

Israel's president Shimon Peres has called for an "urgent" return to peace talks with the Palestinians, and warned that time is running out.

He told the US news channel that both sides had reached a stalemate. "Neither side has much time. We have to act dynamically.""