Shimon Peres was involved in almost every major political development in Israel since its founding in 1948, from its acquisition of nuclear weapons to its expansion of settlements and attempts to make peace with its neighbors.
By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — At the end of a tense vote that capped one of the country’s messiest political campaigns, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel’s next president. Rivlin, 74, was elected in Jerusalem by members of Israel’s 120-seat parliament to succeed the iconic Shimon Peres, who will […]
By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israel’s presidential election will be held June 10, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced Monday, putting an end to uncertainty about the future of the important though largely ceremonial position. Candidates have just over a week to qualify by securing the signatures of 10 lawmakers backing their candidacy, […]