In death, Peres brings Israelis, Palestinians together

Even in death, Shimon Peres managed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

With peace efforts in a deep freeze, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made his first trip to Jerusalem in six years to attend Peres' funeral Friday, shaking hands and making small talk with his longtime adversary, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and challenging the government's narrative that he is not a reliable partner for peace.

It was a fitting tribute to Peres, who was the mastermind of the historic Oslo interim peace accord with the Palestinians in 1993. Despite years of setbacks, he remained Israel's most outspoken advocate for peace until his death.

The Oslo...