Over 70 world leaders attended the funeral of the late Peres.
U.S. President Barack Obama eulogized Peres, saying “I could not be more honored to be in Jerusalem to say farewell to my friend, to Shimon Peres, who showed us that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist idea.
“A free life in homeland regained, a secure life of a nation that can defend itself by itself, a full life of a friendship with nations who can be counted on as allies, always…. this was Shimon Peres’s life. This is the State of Israel. This is the story of the Jewish people …. http://www.haaretz.com