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.

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."