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Reuven Rivlin elected Israel`s new President

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 18:43

Reuven Rivlin, a far-right member of Israel`s ruling Likud party, was today elected as the nation`s 10th President to replace Shimon Peres, ending the "dirtiest" campaign in the history of the Jewish nations` most respected public office.

Israel to elect new president

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 18:05

Israeli lawmakers today failed to elect a new president to replace Nobel laureate Shimon Peres, forcing a second round of ballot between two front-runners -- Reuven Rivlin and Meir Sheetrit.

Pope hails `courage` of Israeli, Palestinian presidents

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 13:32

Pope Francis praised the "courage" of Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas after both agreed to come to the Vatican to pray with him for peace.

Israel`s President calls for return to peace talks

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 11:23

President Shimon Peres issued his call ahead of a gathering of Mideast leaders on the sidelines of a conference hosted by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.

Demjanjuk`s lawyer to defend former Israeli Prez

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012, 15:33

An associate of the Israeli attorney said that the maverick lawyer will defend former Israeli President Moshe Katsav.

Israel Prez defends Abbas after FM’s attack

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 22:48

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman had said that Abbas was blocking any progress toward peace.

Turkey says ties with Israel `will never be the same`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 03, 2010, 20:48

Turkey`s ties with Israel suffered "irreparable" damage and "will never be the same" after the deadly raid on aid ships bound for Gaza, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Thursday.

Israeli President visits Brazil, ahead of Iran

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 13:24

Duelling visits to Brazil by the Presidents of Israel and Iran are showing the South American powerhouse`s growing role in Middle East diplomacy.

Israeli President discharged from hospital

Last Updated: Sunday, September 13, 2009, 13:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres was discharged from a Tel Aviv hospital on Sunday, a day after fainting on stage during a talk.