Aboot this soondShimon Peres  GCMG[1] (Hebrew: שמעון פרס‎‎, born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923, died 28 September 2016) wis a Pols-born Israeli statesman. He wis the nint Preses o the State o Israel. Peres served twice as the Prime Meenister o Israel an ance as Interim Prime Meenister, an haes been a member o 12 cabinets in a poleetical career spannin ower 66 year.[2] Peres wis electit tae the Knesset in November 1959 an, except for a three-month-lang hiatus in early 2006, served continuously till 2007, whan he became Preses.

Shimon Peres
שמעון פרס
9t Preses o Israel
In office
15 Julie 2007 – 24 Julie 2014
Prime MeenisterEhud Olmert
Benjamin Netanyahu
Precedit biMoshe Katsav
Succeedit biReuven Rivlin
Prime meenister o Israel
In office
4 November 1995 – 18 Juin 1996
Actin: 4 November 1995 – 22 November 1995
PresesEzer Weizman
Precedit biYitzhak Rabin
Succeedit biBenjamin Netanyahu
In office
13 September 1984 – 20 October 1986
PresesChaim Herzog
Precedit biYitzhak Shamir
Succeedit biYitzhak Shamir
In office
22 Aprile 1977 – 21 Juin 1977
PresesEphraim Katzir
Precedit biYitzhak Rabin
Succeedit biMenachem Begin
Meenister o Foreign Affairs
In office
7 Mairch 2001 – 2 November 2002
Prime MeenisterAriel Sharon
DeputeMichael Melchior
Precedit biShlomo Ben-Ami
Succeedit biBenjamin Netanyahu
In office
14 Julie 1992 – 22 November 1995
Prime MeenisterYitzhak Rabin
DeputeYossi Beilin
Eli Dayan
Precedit biDavid Levy
Succeedit biEhud Barak
In office
20 October 1986 – 23 December 1988
Prime MeenisterYitzhak Shamir
Precedit biYitzhak Shamir
Succeedit biMoshe Arens
Meenister o Defense
In office
4 November 1995 – 18 Juin 1996
Precedit biYitzhak Rabin
Succeedit biYitzhak Mordechai
In office
3 Juin 1974 – 20 Juin 1977
Prime MeenisterYitzhak Rabin
Precedit biMoshe Dayan
Succeedit biEzer Weizman
Meenister o Finance
In office
22 December 1988 – 15 Mairch 1990
Prime MeenisterYitzhak Shamir
Precedit biMoshe Nissim
Succeedit biYitzhak Shamir
Meenister o Transportation
In office
1 September 1970 – 10 Mairch 1974
Prime MeenisterGolda Meir
Precedit biEzer Weizman
Succeedit biAharon Yariv
Personal details
BornSzymon Perski
2 August 1923(1923-08-02)
Wiszniew, Poland
(nou Belarus)
Dee'd28 September 2016 (aged 93)
Poleetical pairtyMapai (1959–1965)
Rafi (1965–1968)
Labor (1968–2005)
Kadima (2005–present)
Ither poleetical
Alignment (1965–1991)
Spoose(s)Sonya Gelman (1945–2011)

He held several diplomatic an militar poseetions durin an directly efter Israel's War o Unthirldom. His first heich-level govrenment poseetion wis as Deputy Director-General o Defense in 1952, an Director-General in 1953 throu 1959.[3] Durin his career, he haes represented five poleetical parties in the Knesset: Mapai, Rafi, the Alignment, Labor an Kadima, an haes led Alignment an Labor. Peres wan the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize thegither wi Yitzhak Rabin an Yasser Arafat for the peace talks that he participatit in as Israeli Foreign Meenister, producin the Oslo Accords.[3]

Peres wis nominatit in early 2007 bi Kadima tae run in that year's presidential election, an wis electit bi the Knesset tae the presidency on 13 Juin 2007 an sworn intae affice on 15 Julie 2007 for a seiven-year term.[4][5] He is the first umwhile Prime Meenister tae be electit Preses o Israel.

At the age o 90, Peres wis the warld's auldest heid o state at the end o his time in office, as well as the fift auldest heid o state ever unner a republican constitution (efter Hastings Banda o Malawi, Eamon de Valera o Ireland, Tôn Đức Thắng o Vietnam an Joaquin Balaguer o the Dominican Republic).


  1. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  2. Amiram Barkat. "Presidency rounds off 66-year career". Haaretz. Archived frae the original on 4 September 2007. Retrieved 12 Juin 2013.
  3. a b Tore Frangsmyr, ed. (1995). "Shimon Peres, The Nobel Peace Prize 1994". The Nobel Foundation.
  4. "Peres elected President". The Jerusalem Post. 12 Juin 2007. Retrieved 13 Juin 2007.
  5. Jim Teeple, "Shimon Peres Sworn In as Israel's President", VOA News, 15 July 2007.

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