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Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

  • eulogy: In a heartfelt eulogy, Obama said that Peres showed that " justice and hope " are at the heart of Israel's Zionist ideals.
  • eulogy: In an emotional eulogy, Clinton described Peres as a " wide champion of our common humanity.
  • eulogize: It was an emotional return for Clinton, who eulogized Rabin at the same spot in Jerusalem following his assassination 21 years ago.
  • protege: A protege of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's founding father and first prime minister, Peres served in parliament for nearly half a century, held every major Cabinet post, including defense, finance and foreign affairs, and served three brief stints as prime minister.

A week of terror in Syria's Aleppo

  • respite: The escalation follows the breakdown of a week-long ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States earlier in September that had brought brief respite to the battleground city.
  • empty: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it is " a large-scale land offensive supported by Russian air strikes aimed at taking bit by bit the eastern sector of Aleppo and emptying it of its residents ".
  • citadel: On September 27 the army makes its first advance on the ground, taking control of the rebel-held district of Farafira northwest of Aleppo's historic citadel.

A look at some of Israel's prime ministers

  • reparation: Renowned for declaring Israel's independence and building its military might, he oversaw the development of Israel's nuclear program and agreed to a historic reparations deal with West Germany over the Nazi crimes in the Holocaust.
  • pugnacious: Despite his pugnacious reputation, the former underground guerrilla leader signed Israel's first peace accord with an Arab nation when he made peace with Egypt and agreed to withdraw from the Sinai peninsula.
  • acclaim: After years of setbacks, Peres finally secured public acclaim when he was chosen by parliament to a seven-year term as ceremonial president in 2007, taking the role of elder statesman.
  • ceremonial: After years of setbacks, Peres finally secured public acclaim when he was chosen by parliament to a seven-year term as ceremonial president in 2007, taking the role of elder statesman.
  • incapacitate: That pullout, months before he was incapacitated, cemented his legacy as a warrior-turned-statesman.

Kerry: US 'On the Verge' of Suspending Talks with Russia Over Syria

  • precipice: Let me be clear, east Aleppo this minute is not at the edge of the precipice; it is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria, with no access by the U.N. since 7 July," he said.
  • pitiless: Let me be clear, east Aleppo this minute is not at the edge of the precipice; it is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria, with no access by the U.N. since 7 July," he said.
  • merciless: Let me be clear, east Aleppo this minute is not at the edge of the precipice; it is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria, with no access by the U.N. since 7 July," he said.
  • abyss: Let me be clear, east Aleppo this minute is not at the edge of the precipice; it is well into its terrible descent into the pitiless and merciless abyss of a humanitarian catastrophe unlike any we have witnessed in Syria, with no access by the U.N. since 7 July," he said.
  • calm: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Russia has a " special responsibility to calm violence and give a political process a chanc e" in Syria.