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UNPACKED Who Was Shimon Peres

UNPACKED Who Was Shimon Peres

This week, 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.

Few people have had as much effect on Israel as Shimon Peres. Peres was the country’s eighth prime minister and ninth president – as well as the minister of immigration and minister of defense.

That’s some resume!

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.

Let us know what you think about Peres, his dreams and achievements, below.

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