World leaders, including Mexican president, to attend Shimon Peres' funeral in Israel

September 28, 2016 12:21 PM

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Leaders from around the globe heaped praise upon Shimon Peres – praising him as a patriot, visionary statesman and man of principle who was deeply committed to pursuing peace in a region that has mostly eluded it – as they prepare to attend the late Israeli president's funeral.

U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto are among the world leaders who will attend Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday.

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