The president and the prime minister both mentioned Iran, but while Peres dedicated it one small paragraph, preferring to draw from the Holocaust lessons of Israel's duties to its non-Jewish citizens, Iran occupied nearly two thirds of Netanyahu's address.
Benjamin Netanyahu's snub of recent talks over Iran's nuclear program, and Barack Obama's retort may have been a choreographed exchange designed to gradually pave the way for a deal with Iran.
Anshel Pfeffer says that not only has the PM added to Obama's list of grievances against him, he missed an opportunity to frame sanctions against Iran as a successful result of his personal diplomacy.
Iran's Fars News Agency published two anti-Saudi stories on Monday morning, signaling that someone in Tehran may be on to the growing confluence of interests between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
While Iran was taking part in nuclear talks in Istanbul this weekend, North Korea was putting the final touches to a military parade celebrating Eternal President Kim Il Sung's centennial.
Just before World War II broke out, half the students and teachers of the ORT Berlin school made it to Britain, where they found refuge. The other half remained behind, hanging on for another few years.
It is hard to find kind words for Sheikh Raed Salah, but even his freedom of expression should be protected in Israel and abroad.
Cairo has reinforced troop levels in the peninsula, but they are few and far between, and smuggling continues apace.
If recent reports of a Netanyahu promise to postpone an attack on Iran until the fall are true, a possible strike would correspond with the pivotal weeks just before the American presidential election.
Despite the gulf between the American (Israeli) position and the Iranian no-concession stand, eternal diplomacy-believers are still trying to convince us that there is a chance for agreement.