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Israel says goodbye to former president Shimon Peres

Israel says goodbye to former president Shimon Peres

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Israel on Thursday started to say goodbye to Shimon Peres. The former president lies in state in the Israeli parliament.

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and current president Reuven Rivlin explained Thursday a wreath. Also leader of the opposition Yitzhak Herzog, and parliament speaker Yuli Edelstein in the Knesset to Peres, the last respects.

Peres is Friday, to the earth and ordered dozens of government will the ceremony. Among others, U.s. president Barack Obama flies for the service to Israel. Ex-president Bill Clinton came last Thursday and Thursday a visit to the Knesset. Friday, he attends the service, also on behalf of his wife Hillary.

Bill Clinton was in the nineties as the president involved in the creation of the Oslo accords. For the peace agreement were Peres, the then prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat the Nobel Peace prize.

Farewell Service Shimon Peres

Members of the Israeli Knesset guard carry the coffin of the deceased former president Shimon Peres.
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The former president lies in state in the Israeli parliament.
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Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu lays a wreath.
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Also other members of the parliament take Thursday farewell.
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Outside of the presidential palace is a memorial decorated.
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