Simon Peres

Peres the husband: Private angst amid joy

By Nathan Jeffay, September 29, 2016

Shimon Peres was the man who could never stop serving his country. And while this inspired Israel, it drove a wedge between him and his late wife Sonia. They had got together as teenagers and attended youth movement camps as a couple but she was never fully reconciled to his transformation into a public figure.


Israel is our best friend, says Bush

May 16, 2008

US President George Bush pledged America’s constant support as “Israel’s oldest and best friend in the world” on Wednesday during his keynote address to Shimon Peres’s President’s Conference in Jerusalem.

Previewing a speech he was to make to the Knesset on Thursday, Mr Bush said: “I will talk about the day when I believe that every child in the Middle East can live in peace and freedom.

President Bush on the podium