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Shimon Peres, My Uncle and Me

The world has lost a one-of-a-kind leader with the death of Shimon Peres. As one of the founders of Israel, Peres helped secure the nation. He built its defense capability, as well as its technological and cultural sectors. But his most important legacy is as a defender of peace. More than 20 years ago he won the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the Oslo Accords. It was the first time Israel worked directly with the Palestine Liberation Organization toward a shared peace.
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JERUSALEM — As world leaders gather in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres, we are sharing excerpts of an interview with him conducted while he was serving as Israel’s ninth president. The interview took place at the Presidential...

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[...] their joint efforts are at an end as President Barack Obama prepares to pay a final tribute to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Obama boarded Air Force One on Thursday afternoon to fly to Israel to join dozens of other world leaders...

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Shimon Peres, former president and prime minister of Israel, died at the age of 93. His life's goal of peace in the Middle East is mourned while his legacy was celebrated. … Click to Continue »

‘A light has gone out’: Obama, Netanyahu and others pay tribute to Shimon Peres

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, one of the founders of the state of Israel and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, died early Wednesday in Tel Aviv of complications related to a stroke on Sept. 13. He was 93. Here is how world leader...


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