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  • ** FILE ** President Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres share a toast after Mr. Obama presented Mr. Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Israel's Shimon Peres to award Obama medal of distinction

    Israeli President Shimon Peres said President Obama will be awarded one of Israel's highest honors, the Presidential Medal of Distinction, when Mr. Obama visits in March.


  • Israel's President tweets the pope a welcome

    Israeli President Shimon Peres welcomed Pope Benedict XVI, both octogenarians, to social media with a personal tweet on Tuesday.


  • ** FILE ** In this April 5, 2011, file photo Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks to members of the media outside White House in Washington following his meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    Peres urged to make run for Israeli prime minister

    The dim prospects for Israel's dovish opposition in upcoming elections are raising speculation that 89-year-old President Shimon Peres may make one last run to be prime minister.


  • Israeli President Shimon Peres (right) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton share a laugh before their meeting at the president's residence in Jerusalem on Monday, July 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

    Clinton discusses Syria, Iran during visit to Israel

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham and Israel's president spoke Monday about the need to halt Syria's violence and Iran's potential production of nuclear weapons, underscoring American support for an ally in a difficult neighborhood.


  • ** FILE ** President Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres share a toast after Mr. Obama presented Mr. Peres with the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama aims to shore up Jewish support

    President Obama awarded the nation's highest civilian medal Wednesday night to Israeli President Shimon Peres as frustration mounts in Israel over the administration's handling of Iran and as signs emerge of a possible backlash among Jewish voters in the U.S.


  • Israeli President Shimon Peres visits Facebook HQ

    Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday visited Facebook's California headquarters, where he described the social networking service as a way for people to bypass the failed efforts of governments and seek peace across national boundaries on their own.


  • Peres: Social media helps with peace process

    Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday visited Facebook's Northern California headquarters, where he blasted the Iranian government and said the social networking site is a way for people to bypass failed efforts of governments to seek peace.


  • Israeli President Peres to visit Facebook HQ

    Israeli President Shimon Peres plans to visit Facebook headquarters Tuesday in what he describes as an effort to use social networking to mend divides governments have been unable to bridge.


  • President Obama waves to the audience after addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference in Washington on Sunday, March 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Obama: 'Too much loose talk of war' with Iran

    Under pressure from Israel and Republicans to take stronger action against Iran's nuclear program, President Obama told an influential pro-Israel lobby Sunday that there is "there is too much loose talk of war."


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