Shimon Peres funeral: Mourners who pay tribute to former Israeli president and 'great man of the world'
ISRAEL's ninth president Shimon Peres is being laid to rest at a funeral attended by leaders from across the world, with US president Barack Obama saying that he showed justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal.
Mr Peres, considered a founding father of Israel, died early on Wednesday of complications following a stroke. He was 93.
His funeral is expected to be Israel's largest since that of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Mr Peres' partner in peace who was killed by a Jewish nationalist in 1995.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas was in the front row as a long list of... read more
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