Breaking: Former Israeli President Is Dead
Former, Israeli President and Prime Minister, Shimon Pereshas died at the age of 93, two weeks after having a stroke.
Peres, one of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, had twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country’s ninth president.
Report say he had been seriously ill on a respirator in an Israeli hospital near Tel Aviv and died after his condition deteriorated sharply.
Peres’s death was formally confirmed on Wednesday morning by his son Chemi in a news conference at the hospital where his father had been treated.
“Today with deep sorrow we bid farewell to our beloved father, the ninth president of Israel,” he said.
“Our father’s legacy has always been to look to tomorrow.
We were privileged to be part of his private family, but today we sense that the entire nation of Israel and the global community share this great loss. We share this pain together.”