The Legacy Of Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres
In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 photo, Israel's former President Shimon Peres poses for a portrait at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel. A source close to former President Peres said his condition has deteriorated, two weeks after suffering a major stroke. The person did not disclose further details about Peres' worsening condition. He spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss Peres' health with the media. Oded Balilty/AP
Shimon Peres
In this Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 photo, Israel's former President Shimon Peres poses for a portrait at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel. A source close to former President Peres said his condition has deteriorated, two weeks after suffering a major stroke. The person did not disclose further details about Peres' worsening condition. He spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss Peres' health with the media. Oded Balilty/AP

The Legacy Of Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres, the former president and prime minister, spent more than 60 years in Israeli public life. He was one of the last leaders with ties to the founding of the country. Peres held numerous government positions, was one of the architects of Israel’s nuclear program and shared a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Oslo Accords. We’ll recall his role in Israeli history with Jane Eisner, editor-in-chief of The Forward.