Is­raelis mourn Peres

Marysville Appeal-Democrat - - WORLD / WEATHER -

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.

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