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.
Shimon Peres has held nearly every high political office in Israel over a 55-year political career.
Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93. The Nobel peace prize laureate served the state of Israel for more than six decades, including twice as prime minister and once as president, and was the last surviving figure associated with ...
As prime minister (twice); as minister of defense, foreign affairs, finance and transportation; and, as president, Mr. Peres never left the public stage.