Shimon Peres Funeral Draws World Leaders

September 30, 2016 6:54 AM

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Shimon Peres Funeral Draws World Leaders

MOUNT HERZL, Israel — From across the ocean and across the Green Line, they came on Friday to this mountaintop sanctuary to bid farewell to Shimon Peres, who did as much as anyone to build modern Israel and then became its leading advocate of peace.

President Obama headlined a cast of prominent eulogists set to praise Mr. Peres for his commitment to coexistence with the Palestinians and, in some cases, to call for a renewed dedication to realizing that dream.

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