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Palestinian President Abbas to Attend Peres' Funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to travel to Jerusalem Friday to attend the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. In attending the funeral, Abbas hopes to "send a strong message to Israeli society that the Palestinians are for peace, and appreciate the efforts of peaceful men like Shimon Peres," a senior Palestinian official said. Abbas has not visited Jerusalem since 2010, and was the first Arab leader to express sorrow over...

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