Shimon Peres death

Members of the Israeli Knesset guard carry the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem on September 29, 2016. The body of Shimon Peres was lying in state outside Israel's parliament as the world pays tribute to a statesman whose funeral is expected …

WATCH: Peres Casket Arrives in Knesset for Public to Say Goodbye

Shimon Peres’s casket was brought Thursday to the Knesset in Jerusalem, where thousands of Israelis are expected to pay their respects to the former president and prime minister, who died in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Associated Press

Obama: Peres Was Essence Of Israel Itself

TEL AVIV – President Barack Obama joined statesmen from all over the world in eulogizing former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93 on Tuesday night, calling him “the essence of Israel itself.”