Tags: Israel | israel | peres | prime | minister

Israel's Peres: No Intention to Run for Prime Minister

Thursday, 08 Nov 2012 05:27 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

JERUSALEM — Israeli President Shimon Peres is playing down speculation that he might run for prime minister.

The 89-year-old Nobel peace laureate said Wednesday he plans on completing the final two years of his term. The presidency is a respected but largely ceremonial post.

Aides to Peres said this week that political operatives from various centrist parties have asked him to return to politics as head of a dovish bloc.

Alert: Hurricane Proves You Need Emergency Radio, Save $25

Peres is seen as one of the few figures capable of challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in January's parliamentary elections.

At a ceremony in Moscow where he received an honorary degree, Peres was asked if he would run.

"I've enjoyed serving my country as president for the last five years and will continue to do so," he told reporters.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Giancarlo Valori: Turkey Cannot Be a Counter Against Russia

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 13:27 PM

For many years, Turkey has been the second military power after the United States that NATO has relied on for a buffer a . . .

Israel: Hamas Rocket Misfire Killed 10 in Gaza

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 12:17 PM

A huge explosion in a public garden in northern Gaza killed eight children and two adults, and wounded 40 others, Palest . . .

Baghdad Police Find 15 Dead in Bloody Start to Muslim Holiday

Monday, 28 Jul 2014 10:07 AM

Iraqi police found 15 corpses on Monday, including three women shot in the head in militia-style killings, in a bloody s . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved