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Shimon Peres Steps Down as Israel's President, Predicts Peace

Shimon Peres stepped down Thursday as Israel's president, predicting peace and a great future for Israel. The 90-year-old Peres, who has been a voice for peace and cooperation with Israel's neighbors, said Arabs and the people of Gaza are not Israel's enemies. He condemned Hamas for putting hundreds of thousands of Gazans on the front lines of war and forcing children to serve as shields. He said Israel's future as a democratic Jewish state depends on a peace-based...

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