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A tree for Israel
During U.S. President Barack Obama's meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem, Israel, Obama plants a tree he brought aboard Air Force One in 2013.
Photo by Amos Ben Gershom GPO
In the Vatican Gardens
From left, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Pope Francis plant a tree together at the Vatican Gardens during a joint peace prayer initiated and hosted by the pope on June 8, 2014.
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Peres visits bereaved families
President Shimon Peres visits bereaved families in his last few days in office. Israel's new president, Reuven Rivlin, was sworn in on July 24, 2014. Photo by Mark Neiman/GPO/JTA
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:52 am
TEL AVIV — Shimon Peres, the former defense hawk turned Nobel Peace Prize winner and the last of Israel’s founders, has died.
Peres died before dawn Wednesday at 93, Israel Radio reported. The former president suffered a massive stroke earlier this month and was reported initially to be in stable but critical condition. His condition was reported to have deteriorated dramatically on Tuesday afternoon. Israel Radio quoted his family, who were at his side, as saying he was “fighting until the end.”
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:52 am.