World leaders to attend funeral for Israel's Shimon Peres



A long list of world leaders will attend the funeral of former Israeli prime minister and president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at 93.
Some of the world's most powerful figures will be at the service in Jerusalem on Friday, including Prince Charles, the Clintons and Barack Obama.
Mr Peres's condition had deteriorated after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
He was one of the last of a generation of Israeli politicians present at the nation's birth in 1948.
Mr Peres won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his role negotiating the Oslo peace accords with the Palestinians a year earlier,... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: BBC
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