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White House snafu: Obama transcript puts Jerusalem in Israel

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House rushed Friday to correct a diplomatic blooper after an official transcript listed Jerusalem as part of Israel, contradicting a delicate U.S. policy that takes no position on the city's status....

Israel: Palestinian killed after stabbing security officer
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say forces shot and killed a Palestinian who stabbed a security officer in the West Bank....

In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Even in death, Shimon Peres managed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together....

Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled....

World leaders and his family eulogize Israel's Shimon Peres

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was buried Friday after a funeral attended by scores of world leaders and dignitaries. He died earlier this week aged 93, after suffering a stroke. Peres' family, Israel's prime minister and president, U.S. President Barack Obama and former U.S. President Bill Clinton eulogized him at the ceremony....

The Latest: Ex-President Peres brought to rest in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the funeral of Israel's former President Shimon Peres (all times local):...

The Latest: Bill Clinton, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):...

Israel pays respects to Peres as leaders arrive for funeral

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of Israelis flocked to parliament Thursday to view the casket of Shimon Peres, paying final respects to the former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of his country....

Israel's Supreme Court rejects former PM Olmert's appeal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's imprisoned former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert faces an additional eight months behind bars after the country's Supreme Court rejected an appeal....

A look at some of Israel's prime ministers

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel's 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who is in prison after a bribery conviction; and Ehud Barak, who appears to be plotting a comeback....


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