Shimon Peres funeral: World leaders unite to mourn the former Israeli president
Leaders from 70 countries have come together to pay their respects to the "towering giant".
In a moving eulogy at the ceremony, the US former president Bill Clinton said that Peres “started off life as Israel’s brightest student, became its best teacher and ended up its biggest dreamer”.
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shaken hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral.
President Obama said that the presence of Abbas “is a gesture and a reminder of the unfinished business of peace.”
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