Knesset holds memorial session for Peres

The Knesset plenum is holding a memorial ceremony for the late president Shimon Peres.

The date of the ceremony was set at the request of Peres’s family, according to a Knesset spokesperson.

The memorial begins with a moment of silence for Peres, who died in September.

President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leader Isaac Herzog, and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein will speak.

Peres’s children, Chief Justice Miriam Naor, and former prime minister Ehud Barak are in the audience.

— Marissa Newman

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