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Shimon Peres, R.I.P.

Everybody following events in the Middle East will have heard of Shimon Peres, one of the most prominent men in the region. At the age of eleven, he had arrived in 1934 from his native Poland, in time to live through the years of crisis and violence while British Mandated Palestine was evolving into Israel. Along with Yitzhak Rabin and Moshe Dayan, he was one of the clever and personable young men — colleagues and rivals all — to catch the eye of David Ben-Gurion, the new state’s founding father and first Prime Minister.
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Shimon Peres worked 'tirelessly' for two-state solution: UN chief

Local Interest / France : France 24

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed Shimon Peres's long efforts to forge a deal aimed at fostering peace in Israel and the Middle East, after the statesman's death earlier on Wednesday. "He worked tirelessly for a two-state solu...

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Israeli President Shimon Peres is a true believer in peace in the Middle East. He is a strong supporter of the Two State Solution that would see the birth of an independent Palestine living alongside the Jewish nation of Israel. Spe...

Key dates in the life of Shimon Peres

Local Interest / France : France 24

Following are key dates in the life of Israel's former president, prime minister and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93. - August 2 1923: Born Shimon Persky at Vishneva in what was then Poland ...

Shimon Peres on Obama, Iran and the Path to Peace

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“Obama would like to reach peace in the Middle East and has to be convinced that Israel agrees with this,” Shimon Peres says. “Of course, he’s not convinced.”

How Shimon Peres Got Nukes for Israel

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PARIS Shimon Peres is recognized as a great statesman and will be remembered since his death early Wednesday morning at age 93 as a passionate advocate of peace between Israels Jews and the Arabs of the Middle East.

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