Tag Archives: Shimon Peres

Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres Dies At Age 93

The BBC reports: Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93. Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. His son Chemi led tributes to “one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel” who “worked tirelessly” …

Read More »

Israeli President Endorses Gay Marriage

Israeli President Shimon Peres has endorsed same-sex marriage as the Knesset considers a civil partnership bill. In an interview with Ynet on Sunday while in Mexico’s Guadalajara, Peres said that “even a person who is a homosexual is a human being, and he has rights. We have no power to take away (their) rights.” Peres added: “We cannot take away …

Read More »