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Shimon Peres

Shimon PeresAKA Shimon Perski

Born: 16-Aug-1923
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Poland [1]

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Israel
Executive summary: President of Israel

Military service: Haganah

[1] Wiszniew, Poland, is now generally stated as Vishneva, Belarus. "I was born in a small Jewish shtetl that -- during the two wars, the first and the second it was under Polish control -- but otherwise it was Belarus. Russians. And they hated the Poles. They wouldn't speak the language. The place I was born was a very small place, totally Jewish, and we were living neither in Poland nor in Russia. We were living in Israel from the day I was born, even before emigrating." (Shimon Peres, Academy of Achievement interview, 2003).

Wife: Sonya Gelman (b. 1923, m. May-1945, d. 2011, two sons, one daughter)

    High School: Geula School, Tel Aviv
    High School: Youth Village Ben-Shemen (boarding school)

    President of Israel (15-Jul-2007 to present)
    Prime Minister of Israel (1995-96)
    Prime Minister of Israel (1984-86)
    Israeli Minister Finance
    Israeli Minister Foreign
    Israeli Minister Defense
    Israeli Knesset (1959-)
    Academy of Achievement (2003)
    Hague Appeal for Peace Honorary Committee
    Nobel Peace Prize 1994 (with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin)
    Fainted Tel Aviv, Israel (12-Sep-2009)
    Funeral: Gerald Ford (2007)
    Funeral: Ariel Sharon (2014)

    Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (27-Jul-2008) · Himself

Author of books:
The Next Step (1965)
David's Sling (1970)
And Now Tomorrow (1978)
From These Men (1979)
Entebbe Diary (1991)
The New Middle East (1993)
Battling for Peace (1995)

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