Chief rabbi pays tribute to former Israel PM Shimon Peres
The chief rabbi of the UK and Commonwealth has paid tribute to former Israeli PM Shimon Peres, describing him as a "true giant amongst men".
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said Mr Peres "was the greatest living example of an unshakable belief in the pursuit of peace against all odds".
The former president "gave hope to millions of people" that a peace deal would be achievable, he said.
Mr Peres died aged 93 on Tuesday, two weeks after suffering a stroke.
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