Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, a joint winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize and an influential figure in Israeli politics for 70 years, died in a hospital on Wednesday aged 93, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke.
The Council of Europe said on Thursday it would not ban male circumcision in a response to a letter sent to the council by Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Israeli President Shimon Peres sent a letter to the secretary general of the Council of Europe asking him to change the council’s resolution against circumcision, Israel Hayom reports.
President Barack Obama did not address reports that chemical weapons had been deployed in Syria during a joint press conference Wednesday afternoon with Israeli President Shimon Peres, who expressed greater concern about the matter.
Israeli President Shimon Peres declared Sunday morning that, one way or another, Iran “will be stopped” from obtaining nuclear arms.