Shimon Peres

Template:Infobox president Shimon Peres (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.; born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923 – 28 September 2016[1]) was a Polish-born Israeli statesman. He was the President of the State of Israel. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel.[2] He also served as Interim Prime Minister twice. Peres has been a member of 12 cabinets. His political career spanned over 66 years.

He was one of three leaders who shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.[3] The others were Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat. All three got the prizes for trying to make peace in the Middle East.

On September 13, 2016, Peres, aged 93, suffered a severe stroke and was hospitalized in Ramat Gan, Israel. He had suffered a massive brain hemorrhage.[4] Two days later, he was reported as being in a serious but stable condition.[5] However, on September 26, an examination found damage to his brainstem.[6] He died on September 28 of complications from the stroke.[7][8]

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  1. "Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93". BBC. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  2., "President of Israel, Shimon Peres"; retrieved 2012-9-18.
  3., "Shimon Peres"; retrieved 2012-9-18.
  4. Ravid, Barak; Efrati, Ido (14 September 2016). "Former President Shimon Peres in Induced Coma After Suffering Major Stroke" – via Haaretz.
  5. staff, T. O. I.; AFP. "Peres to remain sedated, condition still 'serious but stable'".
  6. "Former Israeli President Shimon Peres' Medical Condition Deteriorates After Major Stroke". 27 September 2016 – via Haaretz.
  7. Baker, Peter (September 13, 2016). "Shimon Peres, Former Prime Minister of Israel, Suffers a Stroke". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  8. Wohlgelernter, Elli (September 28, 2016). "Shimon Peres, former president and veteran Israeli statesman, dies at 93". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved September 28, 2016.

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