Obama Joins World Leaders Gather For Funeral Of Former Israeli Prime In Jerusalem. Photos

Nobel Peace Prize winner died at the age of 93 and funeral today is set to be the largest in Israel for 20 year. President Barack Obama joined 70 world leaders and royals including Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Prince Charles and King Felipe of Spain at the ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is also at the funeral – his first visit to Israel since 2010. Mr Peres’ body was lying in state outside Israel’s parliament and will be laid to rest on Mount Herzl. Statesman who died after stroke set up post-war Israeli state and later signed Palestinian peace deal..