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  Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres — public servant, parliamentarian, Israel's eighth and twelveth Prime Minister and its ninth's President —; was born in Wieniawa, Poland (now Vishniev in Belarus) in 1923 and immigrated to Mandatory Palestine with his family at the age of eleven.
Peres' second term as Prime Minister came in the wake of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin on November 4, 1995.
In November 2005, Peres was defeated by Amir Peretz in an election for the leadership of the Labor Party.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/peres.html   (1222 words)

 Shimon Peres - Biography
Shimon Peres (Labour), Minister of Foreign Affairs, was born in Poland in 1923 and immigrated with his family as a child.
Peres was appointed Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Defense in 1952 and served as its Director-General between 1953-1959.
Peres was elected chairman of the Labour Alignment.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1994/peres-bio.html   (644 words)

  Shimon Peres - MSN Encarta
Shimon Peres, born in 1923, prime minister of Israel (1984-1986, 1995-1996) and cofounder of the Israel Labor Party in 1968.
In 1943 Peres was elected to the secretariat of Hanoar Haoved.
With the resignation of Meir’s government in 1974, Peres ran for party leader, but he was narrowly defeated by Yitzhak Rabin, the former chief of staff of the Israeli Defense Forces and a hero of the Six-Day War (1967).
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 Shimon Peres - The Eighth Prime Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shimon Peres was born on August 2, 1923, in Vishniev, Poland.
In 1969 Peres was appointed Minister of Absorption, and was assigned responsibility for the economic development of Judea and Samaria.
Shimon Peres is married to Sonya, and has a daughter, Tzvia, and two sons, Yoni and Chemi.
www.pmo.gov.il /PMOEng/History/FormerPrimeMinister/ShimonPeres.htm   (564 words)

 Shimon Peres - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shimon Peres is one of Israel's most durable politicians and is currently the longest-serving member of the Knesset.
Peres is a relative of actress Lauren Bacall (born Betty Joan Perske).
Peres is scheduled to give speeches in the United States at Cornell University on November 28, 2006 [5] and at Yale University on November 29, 2006.
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 Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres was born in 1923 in Belorussia and immigrated with his family in 1934.
Peres is a former Vice-President of the Socialist International; former chairman of the Labor Party and an architect of the 1994 Oslo Accords, for which he was awarded (with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat) the Nobel Peace Prize.
Peres was appointed Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Defense (1952-53), and later Director-General (1953-59).
www.mfa.gov.il /MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2002/11/Shimon+Peres.htm   (612 words)

 MidEast Web - Biography - Shimon Peres - Former Prime Minister of Israel
Shimon Peres was born August 21, 1923 in Vishneva in White Russia (then Poland) near Volozhin, to Yitzhak and Sara Persky.
Peres served as chief of the naval department in 1948, was sent to the United States in 1950 on an arms-procurement mission (as well as to complete his education), and was director-general of the ministry from 1953-1959.
Peres was instrumental in establishing the indigenous Israeli defense industries, including and especially the Avionics industries, and he is also known as the father of the Israeli hi-tech industries.
www.mideastweb.org /bio-peres.htm   (1340 words)

 Shimon Peres Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Shimon Peres was born to Yitzhak and Sara Persky in 1923 in Volozhin, Poland.
During that decade Peres served as chief of the naval department in 1948, was sent to the United States in 1950 on an arms-procurement mission (as well as to complete his education), and in the years 1952-1959 filled the top administrative post of director-general of the ministry.
Peres was often allowed to exercise authority beyond his job description that earned him both the criticism and envy of other ministers.
www.bookrags.com /biography/shimon-peres   (1172 words)

 Online NewsHour: Newsmaker Interview | Vice Premier Defends Israel | August 1, 2006 | PBS
SHIMON PERES: We go from a place to a place where there is a concentration of missile launchers and trying to clean it.
SHIMON PERES: The number of their losses, which are by far higher than they admit, their arsenal of weapons, and the disappointment of not achieving their main goal.
SHIMON PERES: I'm not try argue with your question, excuse me. I think we have a green light from the administration to defend our life as much as it is necessary.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/july-dec06/peres_08-01.html   (1476 words)

 Shimon Peres
Peres was scheduled to speak at Cornell next Wednesday,but University officials explained that a variety of circumstances ledto his decision to cancel.As of last night, the University had receivedno indication that Peres would reschedule his lecture.
A yearlater, in 1948, Shimon Peres was appointed head of Israel's navy and atthe war's end assumed the position of Director of the Defense Ministry'sprocurement delegation in the United States.
In 1953, at the age of 29, Shimon Peres was appointed by Prime MinisterDavid Ben-Gurion to the post of Director General of the Ministry of Defense,a position he held until 1959.
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 San Diego Zoo - Bearded Vultures, Shimon Peres
Peres is the Hebrew word for "bearded vulture," which also is known in zoological circles as a Eurasian lammergeier.
Besides being related to the bird's namesake, Yonatan Peres is quite interested in the program because he is a veterinarian and a close friend of Dr. Igal Horowitz, the Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan Zoological Center veterinarian who got Shimon the peres ready for his trip to San Diego.
Shimon Peres skipped those ceremonies welcoming his namesake, pleading that his schedule as prime minister at the time just didn't permit.
www.jewishsightseeing.com /usa/california/san_diego/san_diego_zoo/19990723-shimon_the_peres.htm   (1666 words)

 Shimon Peres lecture
The talk, "A Conversation with Shimon Peres on Israel and the Middle East," is at 4:30 p.m.
Peres founded the Peres Center for Peace in 1996 to help realize his vision of a "new Middle East" and to achieve peace through socio-economic cooperation and understanding among people of the region.
Peres' appearance at Cornell is sponsored by the university, Cornell Hillel/The Yudowitz Center for Jewish Campus Life, the Cornell Israel Public Affairs Committee (http://www.israelisgorges.com) and the Einaudi Center for International Studies.
www.news.cornell.edu /stories/Nov06/peres.dea.html   (521 words)

Peres, in Montreal for just a day to attend a gala event hosted by Canadian Friends of Hebrew University, called the collaboration unique, saying he hopes the park will help change the nature of Israel's relations with Palestine.
Peres added that he thinks the park could be under construction within a year or two.
Peres, Shimon (, originally Shimon Perski) 1923 -- Israeli statesman and prime minister (1984--6), born in Wolozdtyn, Poland.
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Shimón Peres – funcionario público, parlamentario y octavo Primer Ministro del Estado de Israel – nació en Bielorrusia en 1923 e inmigró a Palestina con su familia a los once años de edad.
Peres vivió varios años en el kibutz Gueva y en el kibutz Alumot, del cual fue uno de los fundadores, y en 1943 fue electo secretario del movimiento juvenil sionista laborista.
Peres fue la persona clave además en la retirada de las tropas del Líbano y el establecimiento de una estrecha zona de seguridad en el sur de ese país.
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 Shimon Peres
Peres has been a politician who have sought peace second to security for Israel.
His willingness to give away occupied territory on the West Bank and Gaza Strip, can only be understood with Israel's need for peace with its neighbours, as well as pressure from the international community.
1977: Peres becomes leader of the Labour Party, and prime minister for the remaining 3 weeks before the elections, after Yitzhak Rabin had to resign.
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 ABC News: Shimon Peres Quits Labor Party in Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Peres arrived in Barcelona to watch Barcelona play a team comprising Israeli and Palestinian players in a "Match for Peace" supporting efforts to end the conflict between the countries.
Peres' defection was a coup for the premier's new Kadima Party as the major political factions scramble to snare high-profile supporters before March parliamentary elections.
Peres shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat for the Oslo interim peace accords with the Palestinians.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1359176   (517 words)

 Shimon Peres, Israel's eighth Prime Minister, 1923 -
Elected to the Knesset in 1959, Peres was deputy Minister of Defense, 1959-1965.
Peres subsequently became Finance Minister in a Likud-led government, but left office in 1990 when the coalition collapsed because of differences over peace talks with the Palestinians.
In 1992, Peres was defeated by Rabin in the struggle for the chairmanship of the Labor party.
www.jafi.org.il /education/100/people/BIOS/peres.html   (586 words)

 Shimon Peres — FactMonster.com
Peres was first elected to the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in 1959.
Instrumental in the formation of the Labor party (1968), Peres was minister of defense from 1974 to 1977, when he was elected party chairman.
In Nov., 1995, Rabin was assassinated, and Peres succeeded him as prime minister and defense minister.
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 ZenJustice.com: The Crimes of Shimon Peres
Due to the frequency with which the GSS resorts to torture, it seems to be a legitimate inference that the Cabinet Committee, and thus the Cabinet as a whole, sanctions the use of torture.
Shimon Peres bears direct responsibility for the actions of the Government of Israel for the time in which he served as Prime Minister, from November 1995 until May 1996.
Shimon Peres indicated that the IDF was acting on the assumption that all civilians had left this area.
www.themaz.net /ss/peres.html   (4999 words)

 Welcome and Introduction to Shimon Peres - Seton Hall University
Monsignor Sheeran's welcoming remarks are taken from former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres' address to the Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations' World Leaders Forum on September 29, 2004.
Peres addressed an audience of over one thousand students and receivedan honorary doctorate degree from Seton Hall University for hislifetime commitment to peace.
Peres, let us never forget the promise given us,the covenants that bind us and the charge that is ours, in our time,today, to advance the cause of understanding, reconciliation and peace.
www.shu.edu /offices/president/speeches-shimon-peres-convocation.cfm   (701 words)

 Shimon Peres Biography
No doubt Shimon Peres, the leader of the Labor Party, will be named deputy Prime Minister and will also be placed in charge of the redeployment of the 5,000 settlers and the army now present to defend them.
Peres migrated to Israel in 1934 at age eleven.
In 1986 Peres yielded the Prime Minister’s position to Shamir and became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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 Distinguished Speaker Series: Rudy Giuliani, Shimon Peres, Frank Abangnale and many more.
Peres has dedicated his entire adult life to the formation of his country and the realization of peace between Israel and her neighbors.
Shimon Peres was born in Poland in 1923 and immigrated to Israel with his family as a child.
In March 2001, Peres was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister in the National Unity government headed by Ariel Sharon, serving until October 2002 when he resigned together with the other Labor ministers.
www.speakersla.com /peres.html   (462 words)

 If Shimon Peres is lucky, his new biography will be his legacy. - By Shmuel Rosner - Slate Magazine
Peres, truth be told, won an election only once—in 1984—and even then it was just an illusion: He won the election, but he wasn't able to form a government.
Peres had to settle for a unity government with a rotation at the helm: After two years of Peres as prime minister, he had to move to the foreign ministry and cede the premiership to Likud's Yitzhak Shamir.
Beyond his nation's borders, Shimon Peres is known as an elder statesman, a Nobel Prize winner, a man of peace—after all, he initiated the Oslo accords and pushed for a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Arab conflict.
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 The Shimon Peres Wetback Theory Of American History
Shimon Peres hates brown people and in 1984, it cost him an election victory.
Peres raised the idea in a meeting with visiting Russian diplomats-in-training when they asked how he envisaged a solution to conflicting Israeli-Palestinian claims to the city, Dori said.
Peres, a former prime minister and an architect of interim peace deals with the Palestinians, has not raised the proposal with Israeli or Palestinian leaders, Dori said.
www.rense.com /general39/peres.htm   (2446 words)

 Shimon Peres : HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shimon Peres (Labour), Minister of Foreign Affairs, was born in Poland in 1923 and immigrated with his family as a child.
In Israel's War of Independence, Mr Peres was responsible for arms purchases and recruitment, and in 1948 was appointed head of the naval services.
Mr Peres has been a Member of the Knesset since 1959 and served as Deputy Minister of Defense from 1959-1965.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/181_278774,001300380002.htm   (407 words)

 Shimon Peres - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shimon Peres nació como Szymon Persky el 15 de agosto de 1923 en Wieniawie, Polonia, (actual Bielorrusia), hijo de una familia judía laica, de clase media holgada.
De pequeño, Peres fue un niño tímido y solitario, amante de los libros y atraído por los ritos religiosos hebreos; motivo de orgullo de sus maestros y de su madre, que le proveía constantemente de material de lectura, pero también, hazmerreír de sus compañeros de clase, quienes le golpeaban a menudo.
Peres se fue significando cada vez más como partidario de una paz negociada entre Israel y los árabes, que incluyera concesiones a los palestinos; tales posturas acabaron por romper la coalición de gobierno en 1990.
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 Shimon Peres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Shimon Peres is married to Sonia who has never identified with his political ambitions...
It would appear that this capacity for "rejection" was a dimension in her personality which, for Shimon Peres, was an entirely known quantity.
This photograph of Shimon Peres was taken the day before he lost the elections for the office of Prime minister by the narrowest of margins (to Benjamin Netanyahu).
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