President Barack Obama says the increase in the number of Israeli settlements is inhibiting the possibility for an "effective, contiguous Palestinian state."
Peres died early Wednesday, two weeks after suffering a stroke.
An American tourist was killed in Israel today in a stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian from the West Bank, according to Israeli police.
The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) will meet at the White House on Nov. 9.
Members of the B'nai Israel synagogue in Wilmington are praying for their loved ones tonight, and for peace in the Middle East.