Israelis mourn Peres
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered the Nobel-winning politician who helped lead Israel during a remarkable seven-decade career.
Clinton is among the dozens of current and former world leaders, including President Barack Obama and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, expected to gather in Jerusalem on Friday for Peres’ funeral. The former Israeli president and prime minister died Wednesday, two weeks after suffering a stroke, at the age of 93.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II sent his condolences to Israel over the passing of Peres. A senior Jordanian minister, Jawad Anani, will represent Amman at the funeral. Adolf Hitler has prompted a shocked Berlin driver to call police.
Police say they received a call Monday about the apparition, which turned out to be part of an art installation.
The incident was a test for a video light show in which the faces of more than a dozen famous people tied to Berlin’s history are projected onto buildings in the center of the German capital. Only Hitler is silent.
Displays of Nazi imagery that glorify the Third Reich are forbidden in Germany, but police spokeswoman Valeska Jakubowski said Thursday the Hitler apparition was covered by exceptions granted for artistic works.
The installation is part of a monthlong light show that starts today.