Last surviving member of Israel’s founding generation of politicians, he served as president, prime minister and foreign secretary
Ever since the state of Israel was created in 1948, Shimon Peres, who has died aged 93, was at or near the centre of action. A protege of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, Peres became premier himself on three occasions, foreign minister for another three, and state president from 2007 until 2014.
As prime minister (twice); as minister of defense, foreign affairs, finance and transportation; and, as president, Mr. Peres never left the public stage.
Shimon Peres, a former prime minister and president of Israel, has died today at age 93, according to multiple reports.
Israel just lost the last tie to its founding fathers. Shimon Peres, Israel’s ninth president, three-time prime minister, defense minister, foreign minister, minister of transportation, minister of immigrant absorption and director ...
Leading political figure served twice as prime minister, once as president and won Nobel peace prize Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, has died at the age of 93, two weeks aft...