Israel Mourns The Death Of One Of Its Founding Fathers

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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres attends a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery on January 26, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister of Israel, died early this morning from complications from a stroke. He was 93.

Peres’s life mirrored the the story of the Jewish state. He helped build the country’s military might but later worked for peace, signing the Oslo Accords and sharing the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with former U.S. diplomat Aaron David Miller.


Aaron David Miller, distinguished scholar at the Wilson Center and former adviser to secretaries of state in Republican and Democratic administrations. He tweets @aarondmiller2.

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