Pope Makes Mideast Leaders a Peace Offer They Couldn't Refuse

Worthy Christian News » Shimon Peres

By inviting the president of Israel and the head of the Palestinian Authority to his Vatican home for a "prayer for peace," Pope Francis picks up where Secretary of State John Kerry left off—using moral suasion to bring the two famously recalcitrant sides together in the same room. But in this case, Francis is leaving out the Israeli leader who matters most.

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Peres Ponders a Three-Way Race for Prime Minister

Worthy Christian News » Shimon Peres

After the Knesset voted early Tuesday morning not to dissolve, the special Israeli election for prime minister only appeared to come down to a race between incumbent Ehud Barak and Likud chairman Ariel Sharon. But prominent dove Shimon Peres looked at his numbers in the polls and announced on Wednesday he plans to run as well, adding more pressure on Barak to seal a quick peace deal in renewed talks with the Palestinians.

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Barak Under Pressure To Give Way To Peres

Worthy Christian News » Shimon Peres

Falling further behind in successive polls, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is facing increasing calls to set aside in his bid for re-election in favor of the Labor's party elder statesman and leading dove Shimon Peres, who appears to have a better chance at defeating Likud Chairman Ariel Sharon in balloting on February 6.

Worthy Christian News » Shimon Peres

Worthy Christian News » Shimon Peres