September 30, 2016

Tensions crackle at Peres funeral over elusive Mideast peace deal

Source: Politico

Journalist: Nahal Toosi

Even in death, Shimon Peres seemed to advance the Middle East peace process — at least for a moment, anyway.

Attendees at Friday's funeral for the late Israeli leader were abuzz when Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas arrived and shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was a rare personal encounter between the two men during a years-long pause in efforts to come to a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

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    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

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