Doctors: Shimon Peres Showing Slight Improvement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Doctors treating former Israeli President Shimon Peres for a stroke say his condition has slightly improved. Hospital director Yitzhak Kreiss said Peres’ condition remained serious on Wednesday, 24 hours after he was rushed in for treatment. But he says there has been a “certain improvement” in his neurological functions.

BERLIN - JANUARY 26: Israeli President Shimon Peres commemorates at the memorial track 17 Grunewald of the holocaust victims on January 26, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Peres is on a official four-day visit to Germany and will address the Bundestag lower house of Parliament. (Photo by Henning Schacht-Pool/Getty Images)

Silicon Valley Heads to Tel Aviv for Ideas

Techies are in Israel ahead of a Wednesday event to participate in the TechCrunch Meetup and Pitch Off in Tel Aviv, where some of the best technological minds from Silicon Valley will merge their brainpower with one of the world’s leading nations in innovation and tech.

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Israeli Defense Chief Calls Europe Attacks ‘World War III’

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the deadly bombings in Brussels are evidence of a new world war, which the Jewish state and other countries must fight together. “We’re in the same boat,” he told Israeli army radio

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Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon speaks during a press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (unseen) at the defense ministry in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on August 2, 2014.

Israel’s Peres Hospitalised for ‘Irregular Heartbeat’: Office

Jerusalem (AFP) – Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital on Sunday after feeling chest pains and being diagnosed with an “irregular heartbeat”, a spokeswoman said. Peres will stay overnight at a Tel

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Peres to be Released From Hospital

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel’s ninth president him Shimon Peres, 92, is to be released from hospital on Tuesday. Peres suffered a mild heart attack Thursday morning and was rushed by ambulance from his Tel Aviv home to Sheba Medical Center

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Peres Recovering After Heart Scare: Doctor

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was making an “excellent” recovery on Friday after treatment for a heart problem, his surgeon said. “His condition is excellent, the widening of the artery was successful,” professor

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Ex-Israeli President Peres Hospitalised For Heart Problems

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, 92, was hospitalised Thursday for cardiovascular problems and is in stable condition after a medical procedure, his spokesman said. Peres was hospitalised “after experiencing chest pains,” the spokesman

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