Shimon Peres

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שמעון פרס
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9t Preses o Israel
Incumbent
Assumed office
15 Julie 2007
Prime Meenister Ehud Olmert
Benjamin Netanyahu
Precedit bi Moshe Katsav
Prime Meenister o Israel
In office
4 November 1995 – 18 Juin 1996
Actin: 4 November 1995 – 22 November 1995
Preses Ezer Weizman
Precedit bi Yitzhak Rabin
Succeeded by Benjamin Netanyahu
In office
13 September 1984 – 20 October 1986
Preses Chaim Herzog
Precedit bi Yitzhak Shamir
Succeeded by Yitzhak Shamir
In office
22 Aprile 1977 – 21 Juin 1977
Actin
Preses Ephraim Katzir
Precedit bi Yitzhak Rabin
Succeeded by Menachem Begin
Meenister o Foreign Affairs
In office
7 Mairch 2001 – 2 November 2002
Prime Meenister Ariel Sharon
Deputy Michael Melchior
Precedit bi Shlomo Ben-Ami
Succeeded by Benjamin Netanyahu
In office
14 Julie 1992 – 22 November 1995
Prime Meenister Yitzhak Rabin
Deputy Yossi Beilin
Eli Dayan
Precedit bi David Levy
Succeeded by Ehud Barak
In office
20 October 1986 – 23 December 1988
Prime Meenister Yitzhak Shamir
Precedit bi Yitzhak Shamir
Succeeded by Moshe Arens
Meenister o Defense
In office
4 November 1995 – 18 Juin 1996
Precedit bi Yitzhak Rabin
Succeeded by Yitzhak Mordechai
In office
3 Juin 1974 – 20 Juin 1977
Prime Meenister Yitzhak Rabin
Precedit bi Moshe Dayan
Succeeded by Ezer Weizman
Meenister o Finance
In office
22 December 1988 – 15 Mairch 1990
Prime Meenister Yitzhak Shamir
Precedit bi Moshe Nissim
Succeeded by Yitzhak Shamir
Meenister o Transportation
In office
1 September 1970 – 10 Mairch 1974
Prime Meenister Golda Meir
Precedit bi Ezer Weizman
Succeeded by Aharon Yariv
Personal details
Born Szymon Perski
2 August 1923 (1923-08-02) (age 91)
Wiszniew, Poland
(nou Belarus)
Poleetical pairty Mapai (1959–1965)
Rafi (1965–1968)
Labor (1968–2005)
Kadima (2005–present)
Ither poleetical
affiliations
Alignment (1965–1991)
Spoose(s) Sonya Gelman (1945–2011)
Childer Zvia
Yoni
Chemi
Releegion Judaism
Signatur

Aboot this soond Shimon Peres  GCMG[1] (Ebreu: שמעון פרס‎, born Szymon Perski; 2 August 1923) is a Polish-born Israeli statesman. He is the nint an current 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 years.[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, when he acame Preses.

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 through 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 seven-year term.[4][5] He is the first umwhile Prime Meenister tae be electit Preses o Israel.

At the age o 89, Peres is currently the warld's auldest head o state 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).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  2. Amiram Barkat. "Presidency rounds off 66-year career". Haaretz. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tore Frangsmyr, ed. (1995). "Shimon Peres, The Nobel Peace Prize 1994". The Nobel Foundation. 
  4. "Peres elected President". The Jerusalem Post. 12 June 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2007. 
  5. Jim Teeple, "Shimon Peres Sworn In as Israel's President", VOA News, 15 July 2007.

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