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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Suffers Massive Stroke

Former President of Israel Shimon Peres with Israeli flag (Photo: Secretary of Defense/Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Israel’s beloved former President Shimon Peres is in serious but stable condition after suffering a massive stroke. According to doctors, Peres is conscious, awake, and responsive. The 93-year-old is one of the founding fathers of Israel, having served in just about every political office during his seven-decade career.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • Tensions are high along Israel’s border with Syria as the Syrian civil war has spilled over into Israeli territory. As a result, Israeli warplanes have conducted several raids on Syrian army positions, with Syria claiming it shot down two Israeli aircraft during those raids.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Palestinian demands for its own state with a precondition of no Jews “ethnic cleansing.”
  • Israeli officials are working with Facebook to crack down on groups like ISIS and Hamas from using social media to recruit and radicalize.
  • Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders have been stalled for two years, but reports are floating that leaders on both sides have agreed to meet in Moscow.


This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Ami Farkas with a call to pray for former Israeli President Shimon Peres.


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