World Leaders Gather to Remember Shimon Peres

Looking for the Blessed Hope

peres-securitycommandcenter Israeli Command Center (Photo Credit: Times of Israel)

Israel lost the last of their modern-day founding fathers on Wednesday with the passing of Shimon Peres.  As a public servant, Peres served in almost every capacity of the Israeli government, including two stints as Prime Minister and President from 2007 to 2014.  He was a Noble Peace Prize winner for his work in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks.

Tomorrow, the icon will be laid to rest on Mt Herzl, along with other noble Israeli leaders who have passed before him.  On hand will be leaders from 80 different countries around the world.  US President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton will be in attendance, along with an estimated 20 presidents, 15 foreign ministers, 5 heads of state, and a stable of other dignitaries (reports The Jerusalem Post).  Included among dignitaries will be Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who requested and…

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