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Shimon Peres

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
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Profession: Israeli Statesman

Nationality:
Israel
Israeli
Poland
Polish

Biography: The 9th President of Israel (2007-14), Peres also served twice as Israeli Prime Minister and twice as Interim Prime Minister.

In a political career spanning nearly 70 years, Peres was a member of 12 Israeli cabinets.

With Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat, and Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Peres was co-awarded the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for the peace talks that led to the Oslo Accords. Peres was the Israeli Foreign Minister at the time.

Born: August 2, 1923
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Second Polish Republic

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo

Died: September 28, 2016 (aged 93)
Cause of Death: Stroke

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