Ex-Isreal Prime Minister Peres dies

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Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres

Former Isreal Prime Minister  Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93 at a Tel Aviv Hospital.

 

Peres who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate of Israel on three separate occasions before becoming the country’s president, died on Wednesday.

 

An official confirmed to Fox News and was monitored by Zambian Eye that Peres had died at a Tel Aviv hospital two weeks after suffering a stroke. Peres’ family was expected to issue  a statement later in the day.

 

Peres’ family members had been summoned to Sheba Medical Center to say their goodbyes as the elder statesman’s condition deteriorated throughout the day Tuesday reported Fox news.

 

In an unprecedented seven-decade political career, Peres filled almost every position in Israeli public life and was credited with leading the country through some of its most defining moments, from creating its nuclear arsenal in the 1950s, to disentangling its troops from Lebanon and rescuing its economy from triple-digit inflation in the 1980s, to guiding a skeptical nation into peace talks with the Palestinians in the 1990s.

 

President Barack Obama said in a statement that Peres “was the essence of Israel itself-the courage of Israel’s fight for independence, the optimism he shared with his wife Sonya as they helped make the desert bloom, and the perseverance that led him to serve his nation in virtually every position in government across the entire life of the State of Israel.

 

“Americans, we are in his debt because, having worked with every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy, no one did more over so many years as Shimon Peres to build the alliance between our two countries an unbreakable alliance died today is closer and stronger than it has ever been.” Obama said.

 

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4 Responses to Ex-Isreal Prime Minister Peres dies

  1. hdhdd

    May his soul rest in peace.

    Katuta
    September 28, 2016 at 10:38 am
    Reply

  2. May your Soul rest in eternal peace

    Guillime
    September 28, 2016 at 12:12 pm
    Reply

  3. sharom sharom to perez

    nanalishebo
    September 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm
    Reply

  4. Peace to Palestine and Israel in his memory. If that does not happen then what legacy are we talking about?

    Zambian
    September 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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