As a military and political person, Shimon Peres did it all from the beginning of the state of Israel. Peres fought for the new born state of Israel, held many and varied political offices during the course of Israel's history, including Prime Minister and President, played a key role in Israel's development of nuclear weapons and encouraged and augmented Israel's settlement project in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
The armies of Israel once fought brilliantly and to the benefit of the state, but more recent conflicts targeting civilians only serve to isolate the country and alienate its most important allies.
The elder statesman was involved in the most important events of Israel’s history for more than half a century.
Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Friends of Zion Heritage Center (FOZ) with Shimon Peres, former president of Israel, at the opening ceremony of FOZ Museum On September 8, 2015, Shimon Perez, Israel's former president, prime minister ...
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