Obama expresses condolences to Chemi Peres, son of late former Israeli President Shimon Peres
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) stands next to Chemi Peres, the son of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) stands nearby, upon Obama's arrival to attend the Peres' funeral at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem September 30, 2016.Reuters

Former Israeli Prime Minister, President Shimon Peres' funeral, held on Friday was attended by world leaders, including US president Barack Obama, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, former US President Bill Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Perez was considered to be the last link to the generation of politicians that founded Israel.

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US President Obama speaks to Israeli PM Netanyahu as he sits next to Israeli President Rivlin at Shimon Peres' funeral.Reuters

Clinton, who was speaking at the funeral, called the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner Israel's "biggest dreamer," while Netanyahu said, "He soared to incredible heights. He swept so many with his vision and his hope. He was a great man of Israel. He was a great man of the world."

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeting US President Barack Obama as Chemi Peres, the son of former Israeli President Shimon Peres stands by at the funeral in JerusalemReuters
U.S President Barack Obama walks past the flag-draped coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, after eulogising him at his funeral ceremony
US President Barack Obama walks past the flag-draped coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, after eulogising him at his funeral ceremony.Reuters
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German Chancellor Merkel stands in front of a book of condolence for former Israeli President Peres.Reuters
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Former US President Clinton eulogises former Israeli President Shimon Peres.Reuters
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A woman who worked with former Israeli President Shimon Peres, mourns during his funeral ceremony.Reuters
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Tsvia, the daughter of former Israeli President Shimon Peres is comforted by her family as she mourns.Reuters