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Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack: Army

Israel air raid targets Gaza after rocket attack: Army

The Israeli air force targeted a Hamas military training facility in central Gaza overnight Sunday in response to a rocket attack, the army said.

Israel`s Peres hospitalised for `irregular heartbeat`: Office

Israel`s Peres hospitalised for `irregular heartbeat`: Office

Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital on Sunday after feeling chest pains and being diagnosed with an "irregular heartbeat", a spokeswoman said.

Israel to help 'reduce' farmer suicides: Maharashtra CM

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday said senior Israeli leader Shimon Peres has agreed to mobilise the country`s technology to help `reduce` suicides by farmers in the western Indian state.

Shimon Peres meets Sonia Gandhi

Nobel laureate and former President of Israel Shimon Peres on Saturday met here with Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Modi combining best of Gandhi, Nehru to bring '3rd revolution' in India: Peres

Nobel Prize winner and former President of Israel Shimon Peres on Friday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is paving the 'third revolution' in India by combining tradition with the right technology to take the country to new heights.

India wants to expand ties with Israel: PM Modi

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today articulated his strong desire to further expand and strengthen India's relations with Israel, both in traditional areas as well as in new areas of cooperation.

Nobel laureate Shimon Peres to visit India, call upon Modi and Sonia

Israel's former president and Nobel laureate, Shimon Peres, will be visiting India this week where he will launch a tri-lateral dialogue on food and water security involving India, Israel and Australia.

Reuven Rivlin sworn in as Israel`s 10th president

Far-right hawk Reuven Rivlin was sworn in as Israel`s 10th president on Thursday at a formal ceremony in parliament which saw elder statesman Shimon Peres stepping down.

Pope seeks justice 20 years after attack on Argentine Jews

Pope Francis today called for justice to be done in the unsolved bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded 300 others two decades ago.

Politics left behind as Mideast rivals head to Vatican

Israel`s government is boycotting its Palestinian counterpart with relations to a new low, and when their two presidents join Pope Francis in a Vatican prayer for peace on Sunday politics are likely to be absent.

Israeli and Palestinian presidents to meet at Vatican on June 8

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet at the Vatican and pray for peace together at an unprecedented gathering on June 8, the Vatican said on Thursday.

Israel presidential candidates step forward

Six candidates put themselves forward on Tuesday for Israel`s presidential election in two weeks, kicking off the race to succeed 90-year-old incumbent Shimon Peres.

Pope hails `courage` of Israeli, Palestinian presidents

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.

Peres hails Pope as `rock` against religious terrorism

Lauding Pope Francis` remarks distancing religion from terror, Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday called the pontiff a "rock" against any attempt to connect the two together and hoped that his historic visit will help rejuvenate the stalled Middle East peace process.

Israeli President Peres hopes for renewed talks with Palestinians

Israeli President Shimon Peres said today that he hoped for a return to talks with Palestinians which were suspended in April.

Israel`s Peres puts `secret talks disguise` on Facebook

Israel`s President Shimon Peres on Friday posted photos on Facebook of disguises he wore in the 1970s to travel undetected to Arab neighbour Jordan for secret negotiations.

Middle East may flare up if peace talks fail: Israel`s Peres

Middle East could erupt into violence if the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapse, Israel`s President Shimon Peres warned on Monday.

Israelis pay final respects to ex-PM Ariel Sharon

US President and other world leaders mourned the death of iconic Israeli statesman Ariel Sharon on Sunday.

Israel to respond with full force to any Syrian attack: Peres

President Shimon Peres on Thursday warned that Israel will respond with "full force" if it comes under attack from Syria in retaliation to possible Western military action against it.

Shimon Peres tells Barcelona players they`re `messengers of peace`

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Sunday praised Lionel Messi and his fellow Barcelona stars as "messengers of peace" as they made a brief visit to Israel and the Palestinians territories.