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Shimon Peres
  • Name: Shimon Peres
  • Born: 08/02/1923
  • Died: 09/28/2016 (93 years old)

Shimon Peres (/ʃˌmn ˈpɛrɛs, ɛz/; Hebrew: שמעון פרס? [ʃiˌmon ˈpeʁes] listen); born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923 – 28 September 2016) was an Israeli politician who served as the ninth President of Israel (2007–2014), the Prime Minister of Israel (twice), and the Interim Prime Minister, in the 1970s to the 1990s. He was a member of twelve cabinets and represented five political parties in a political career spanning 70 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and except for a three-month-long hiatus in early 2006, was in office continuously until he was elected President in 2007. At the time of his retirement in 2014, he was the world’s oldest head of state and was considered the last link to Israel’s founding generation.

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize

School: The New School, New York University, Harvard University

Alias: Szymon Perski

Party: Mapai (1959–1965), Rafi (1965–1968), Labor (1968–2005), Kadima (2005–2016)

Birth Place: Wiszniew, Poland

Death Place: Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, Ramat Gan, Israel

Source: Wikipedia

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