SHOW OF PEACE

Netanyahu and Abbas Shake Hands at Peres Funeral

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday morning, as world leaders gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery to pay their respects. Current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas notably shook hands during the ceremony—a stunning signal of good will considering the pair’s long history of feuding over responsibilities in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Obama remarked that Abbas’s presence at the funeral was “a gesture and a reminder of the unfinished business of peace” as started by Peres decades ago.