Shimon Peres, Israel’s longest-serving politician and statesman, died early Wednesday at the age of 93. His death comes two weeks after he suffered a stroke that caused bleeding in his brain, leaving him hospitalised and on a respirator.
Among the last of a founding generation of Zionists who defined the modern Jewish State, his life closely mirrored that of the state of Israel.
Peres’ death came two weeks after he suffered a stroke that caused bleeding in his brain, leaving him hospitalized and on a respirator.
Peres, who held the record of world’s oldest-serving statesman when he stepped down as Israel’s president in July 2014 at the age of 91, was still working in various diplomatic outreach programs at the time of his death. He had served in nearly every Israeli government since the country’s inception — but had never won a popular vote.