- Israeli and Pakistani presidents meet at Shimon Peres’s funeral
- Abbas and Netanyahu shake hands in rare public encounter
- Fallen statesman shared a Nobel Prize for Israeli-Pakistan peace deal
Fallen former Israeli President Shimon Peres has united Israel and Pakistan once again, this time in death.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas have shaken hands and spoken briefly at Peres’s funeral in a rare public encounter between the two men.
The fallen statesman was jointly awarded a Nobel Prize in 1994 for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and died in a hospital near Tel Aviv.