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Shimon Peres: 1923-2016

Shimon Peres and IDF soldier at annual memorial for David Ben-Gurion (Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Israel and those who stand for her are mourning the passing of Shimon Peres. Haaretz provides this timeline of the life of a founding father, president, prime minister, and Israeli who died at the age of 93:

Peres moves to Israel - two years after his father, Yitzhak - with his mother, Sarah, and the rest of the family. He studied in an agriculture school and lived and worked on kibbutzim. He becomes deeply involved in the Labor Zionist youth movement...

Peres joined the Haganah, where he was made responsible for arms purchases and personnel by Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion...

Peres is forced into a rotation deal with Likud leader Yitzhak Shamir after failing to win an overall Knesset majority, becoming prime minister of a unity government. After two years, he replaces Shamir at the Foreign Ministry...

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