The Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the elephant in the tent at Peres funeral

September 30, 2016 5:44 PM

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the elephant in the tent at Peres funeral

JERUSALEM — It was the elephant in the tent at the funeral of Israeli statesmen Shimon Peres on Friday, a ceremony that eulogized his life as a peace builder.

It emerged before the funeral in the brief, but much-talked about, handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. It was a rare moment of possibility and hope, if imagined, that Peres would have applauded. But that swiftly vanished when Netanyahu...

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