Israel mourns the passing of the 9th President of Israel, Shimon Peres

Israel mourns the passing of the 9th President of Israel, Shimon Peres

Sept. 28, 2016, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol 10, No 4, September 16,2016 (Bhadra 31, 2073)

Former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres died at the age of 93 during the early hours of Wednesday, 28 September, 2016.

Peres served as the Ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014, twice as the Prime Minister,between 1984-1986 and 1995-1996, and as Foreign Minister from 2001 to 2002. He is a Nobellaureate, having won the Nobel Peace Prize, 1994 (which he shared with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the Oslo Accords). Peres played a key role in the peace process in the Middle East.

Peres was the last in the generation of Israel's founding fathers, and played various political key roles from the establishment of the country, and throughout his whole life.

He is survived by three children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. His last rites will be performed with state honor on Friday.

 

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