Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Israel's Shimon Peres Dead at 93

By Douglas V. Gibbs
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Shimon Peres was prime minister of Israel three times, and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.  He died at 93 while in the hospital.  Peres was attempting to recover from a massive stroke two weeks ago that led to bleeding in his brain.  He lost the fight while sedated on a respirator.

His funeral is set for Friday at Mount Herzl, the country's national cemetery in Jerusalem.

Peres' political career spanned seven decades.  He filled almost every position in Israeli public life.

Shimon Perski was born on Aug. 2, 1923, in Vishneva, then part of Poland. He moved to the area that would become Israel in 1934.  His grandfather and other relatives stayed behind and perished in the Holocaust. Rising quickly through the ranks, he became a top aide to Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister.

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