October 2, 2016 - Rosh Hashanah
August 2, 1923 - September 28, 2016
Days before the start of the Jewish High Holy Days (begins Sunday with Rosh Hashanah) Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president passed. One of the last surviving pillars of Israel's founding generation, Mr. Peres was known for leading the creation of its defense industry and for his role in the 1993 Oslo Accords, which allowed the Palestine Liberation Organization to govern in Gaza and part of the West Bank. In 1994 he won the Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat.
Shimon Peres was a Polish-born Israeli statesman.
He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014.
Shimon Peres: Israel's warrior for peace dies CNN - September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93 BBC - September 28, 2016
Shimon Peres Quotes
I've been controversial for most of my life. Suddenly, I've become popular.
I don't know when I was wrong, then or now.
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