One of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate dies at the age of 93, two weeks after having a stroke. Follow the latest updates here. 3.26am BST Peres’s family are due to hold a press conference, where they are expected to confirm his death, at 7am in Israel (in about one and a half hours’s time). 3.24am BST The government-run Israel News Agency has confirmed that Shimon Peres, who twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country’s ninth president, has died following a stroke.
A president and prime minister, he was the last of a political generation that came of age as Israel did.
Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize winner and a politician with a seven-decade long career, has died following a stroke, according to multiple reports
TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Close relatives of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres rushed to his hospital bedside on Tuesday amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death.
Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, a force in the nation’s politics for decades and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, has died at 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke, according to The Jerusalem Post. Peres had been hospitalized ...