In a proclamation called 'Death of Shimon Peres', Obama ordains all U.S. flags across America and in diplomatic missions around globe to be lowered to half-staff.
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Peres played a role in many of Israel's unsavory acts, most notably the cover-up of a summary execution of two Palestinian terrorists in the 1984 Bus 300 affair.
As the First Jewish War raged in ancient Palestine, villagers would hide in impressively inaccessible cliffside caves as the Roman armies marched through.
The arrival of presidents and prime ministers for across the world for the funeral will officially make Peres one of the world’s great men, in the same league as Mandela.
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Both U.S. presidential candidates take time off from campaigning to mourn the passing of Shimon Peres and extol him as a man of peace.