Biden to speak at Washington event memorializing Shimon Peres
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Biden to speak at Washington event memorializing Shimon Peres

VP to attend official commemoration for late Israeli president at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington

US Vice President Joe Biden.  (JTA/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
US Vice President Joe Biden. (JTA/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Vice President Joe Biden will speak at a memorial for Shimon Peres to be held at a Washington, D.C., synagogue.

Adas Israel Congregation, a Conservative synagogue in the city’s northwest, will host the official commemoration on Thursday together with Israel’s embassy.

Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president, died last week at 93. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton spoke at his funeral last Friday in Jerusalem.

Biden is the Obama administration figure considered closest to Israel and the pro-Israel community.

Also speaking will be Madeleine Albright, who served under Clinton as secretary of state, and Reuven Azar, the deputy Israeli ambassador.

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