In a eulogy by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres was hailed as “a soldier for Israel.” Netanyahu praised Peres for his many years of service to the country in the military and politics. Peres served as prime minister three times and was also the president of Israel.
He was instrumental in the country’s development, helping to find the state of Israel and build its economy. Peres was also a key player in the peace process, working tirelessly to bring about lasting peace between Israel and its neighbours. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his efforts. Peres was a true statesman and will be missed by all who knew him.