Shimon Peres

Israel’s Elder Statesman, Shimon Peres, Dies at 93

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.

Vanishing Red Lines

Obama silent on reports of chemical weapons use in Syria

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.

Peres’s Pledge

Israeli president tells AIPAC Iranian nuclear program

Israeli President Shimon Peres declared Sunday morning that, one way or another, Iran “will be stopped” from obtaining nuclear arms.