Shimon Peres

Gone is Shimon Peres, but so is his era

During his long career, he was involved in the good, the bad and the ugly of Israel's politics.

by John Bell

Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres obituary: Peacemaker or war criminal?

End of an era as the last significant figure of Israel's founding fathers dies after suffering a massive stroke.

Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies at 93

World leaders pay tribute after former Israeli leader and Nobel laureate dies in his sleep following stroke.

Shimon Peres

Israel: Shimon Peres 'in serious but stable condition'

Former Israeli president and Nobel laureate treated in intensive care after suffering major stroke.


Israel selects Reuven Rivlin as next president

Reuven Rivlin, a staunchly right-wing member of Likud, to take over from Shimon Peres as 10th head of state.


Pope and Middle East leaders pray for peace

Francis says Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas must respond to yearning for peace, after joint prayer meeting at Vatican.


Israel: New president has 'big shoes to fill'

President Shimon Peres to step down amid political bickering and widespread Israeli apathy towards the presidency.

The Frost Interview

Shimon Peres: 'Self-victimising Palestinians'

Israel's president discusses Jewish settlements and insists Palestinians are victims of their own mistakes.