Shimon Peres

Family honour Shimon Peres cornea donation request as Israel prepares for state funeral

By JC Reporter, September 29, 2016

Shimon Peres's family have donated his corneas, at his request, to Israel's National Transplant Centre.

The statesman registered as an organ donor with the Centre when he was President, encouraging others to follow suit.


A new year without Shimon Peres

By Naftali Bennett, September 28, 2016

I feel orphaned.


Peres the Anglophile: A friend of Britain

By James Vaughan, September 28, 2016

In an interview with Benny Morris in 2010, Shimon Peres expressed the belief that "In England there has always been something deeply pro-Arab…and anti-Israeli, in the establishment…. They always worked against us."


'He epitomised optimism': World leaders pay tribute to Shimon Peres

By Daniel Sugarman, September 28, 2016

Eulogies have poured in from around the globe for Shimon Peres, the former Israeli president, who died early this morning.


Shimon Peres: Tributes in Full

By Daniel Sugarman, September 28, 2016

Both religious and political leaders have paid effusive tribute to Shimon Peres, after the Israeli statesman passed away during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The Jewish Chronicle has reproduced some of those tributes in full.

President Barack Obama


Shimon Peres in his own words

By JC Reporter, September 28, 2016

The late Israeli President was renowned for his eloquent, insightful turns-of-phrase. Here are some of his better known quotes:

On life

“Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives!”


Try imagining a world without him: JC Editor's tribute

By Stephen Pollard, September 28, 2016

It has been said many times already, but it is no less true for that: it is almost impossible to imagine a world without Shimon Peres.


Shimon Peres's coffin to lie in state

By Ahron Bregman, September 27, 2016

The coffin of Shimon Peres, who died in hospital at 3.40am this morning, will be placed in front of the Knesset on Thursday morning for the public to pay their final respects.

The 93-year-old Peres was hospitalised at Sheba Medical Centre near Tel Aviv on September 13 after suffering a stroke.


Cautious optimism over Shimon Peres's condition two days after stroke

By Daniel Sugarman, September 15, 2016

Hopes were raised on Thursday after Shimon Peres spent a second night in hospital without further complications following a stroke.

Dr Ze’ev Feldman, one of the doctors treating the former Israeli president at the Sheba Medical Centre in Ramat Gan, said there was a chance he could make a better recovery that initially expected.


Shimon Peres - a life in politics

By Colin Shindler, September 15, 2016

The political life of Shimon Peres lasted almost as long as a normal lifetime - three score and 10 years. The secret of such longevity was his ability to adapt to political reality as he saw it and not to be hidebound by ideological principles.