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Israel Preps for Arrival of 80 World Leaders for Peres Funeral

Police on Wednesday issued hasty traffic notifications across Jerusalem as security services prepared for the arrival of dozens of foreign heads of state, ministers and public figures making their way to Israel to attend the funeral ceremony in the capital on Friday of former president Shimon Peres, who died early Wednesday morning at the age of 93.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 29: Israeli workers prepare a Picture of former Israeli President Shimon Peres into the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, on September 29, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. Peres was hospitalized in the Sheba Medical Centre on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, after suffering a stroke, and passed away last night …

Peres ‘Fighting for Life’ as Condition Worsens

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres has seen a serious deterioration in his health and was “fighting for his life” Tuesday after suffering a stroke earlier this month, a source close to him said.

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Israel's former president and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres addresses the Jerusalem Post Diplomats Conference in Jerusalem on December 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)