Top 10 Facts About Shimon Peres

We’re unpacking one of the most important people in Israeli history – Shimon Peres. Peres was the country’s eighth prime minister and ninth president – as well as minister of immigration and minister of defense – and did a whole lot more…

When he died in 2016, aged 93, Peres was a beloved older statesman and something of a worldwide celebrity.

But there was far more to Peres than the adored status of his later years.

He wasn’t always the popular man of the people – he wasn’t always popular – and as he proved, the path to peace doesn’t always run smoothly (or even at all), but that doesn’t mean he ever stopped trying.

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