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The Legacy of Shimon Peres, in Pictures

Even before there was an Israel, Shimon Peres was involved in the future state’s leadership. At 29, he became the director general of the fledgling country’s Ministry of Defense. When he retired from politics in 2014, after seven years as president, Israel’s ceremonial head of state, he was just days short of his 91st birthday. In between, he’d held various roles, including minister of transportation, finance, defense and foreign affairs, as well as prime minister.
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