Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies aged 93
Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has paid tribute to Shimon Peres, describing him as a ‘true giant amongst men’ after the former Israeli president died aged 93.
Mr Peres, who was one of the country’s most admired leaders and the last surviving link to its founding fathers, had been in hospital since suffering a major stroke two weeks ago.
The Chief Rabbi joined world figures in paying tribute to the elder statesman of Israeli politics who won the Nobel peace prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career.
‘There will be countless tributes to Shimon Peres over the coming days, but I fear that... read more
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