Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Suffers Stroke, In Critical Condition – Same Date As Oslo Accords Were Signed [UPDATED]


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peresFormer Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital.

The 93-year-old politician’s condition was reportedly critical and was on a respirator.

Peres, 93, has held virtually every senior political office in Israel over a seven-decade career, including three terms as prime minister as well as stints as foreign minister and finance minister.

He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in reaching an interim peace agreement with the Palestinians. As president, a largely ceremonial office, he cultivated an image as the country’s elder statesman and became a popular fixture at international conferences like the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Peres has remained active since completing his seven-year term as president in 2014, and is one of the country’s most popular public figures. He often hosts public events at his peace center, bringing together Arabs and Jews in efforts to promote peace and coexistence.

It is interesting to note that the Oslo Accords were officially signed at a public ceremony in Washington, D.C., on September 13, 1993. Peres suffered stroke on September 13, 2016. The Oslo Accords were signed in the presence of PLO chairman Yasser Arafat, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and U.S. President Bill Clinton. The documents themselves were signed by Mahmoud Abbas for the PLO, foreign Minister Shimon Peres for Israel, U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher for the United States and foreign minister Andrei Kozyrev for Russia.

he Accord provided for the creation of a Palestinian interim self-government, the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). The Palestinian Authority would have responsibility for the administration of the territory under its control. The Accords also called for the withdrawal of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) from parts of the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

(Chaim Shapiro – YWN / AP)


  1. Ah, such blissful ignorance. As the founder of LAKAM, Peres was singularly responsible for the development of Israel’s nuclear program and its nuclear weapons capacity that has stood as a deterrent for more than 45 years.

    Whatever else you might think of him (and I have met the man 3 times, he is knowledgeable, gracious, inquisitive and patient) under his leadership the strongest instrument with which HKBH protects Israel was developed.

  2. listen of course we dont agree with some of the things he did but hes still a jew and if hes sick we can daven for him. we dont judge someone before we daven for them

  3. interesting date coincidence.

    note that Hillary and her obviously serious medical condition was outted on 9/11, the same day that her Libya policy cost the lives of four American hero’s.

    on this 9/11, the complicit media could no longer continue to act as part of her campaign staff sndcovrr for her.

    may they each have a speedy recovery.

  4. #2 – despite your obvious strongly held beliefs, i do not wish you a stroke to prevent you from posting stupidity. you have time for teshuvah; use it.

  5. To #6 ANON21

    RE: “more than 2000 yidden” you speak of would have died anyway”
    Would you speak so casually of 2000+ dead yidden if one of them was your family member?

  6. To DrYidd #11

    It is Peres who needs to do tchuva before it is too late. The last time i heard from Peres on the subject was that he was still proud of his Oslo treason and had no regrets.

  7. To No. 11

    I would not be as charitable as you but that probably makes little difference since for what Moshele has said too many times, the beis din shel maalah will be making that choice as we approach yom ha’din. The lives of so many yidden are alive today because of the leadership, courage and mesiras nefesh of Shimon Peres that it is beyond comprehension that ANY yid would be critical at this challenging time in his life. Yes, we should all be saying tehillim on his behalf and wishing him a RS.

  8. To No. 17 RH53

    Because he was a former President of EY, a gibor yisroel whose military role probably saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of yidden now living in EY, and because just about all gadolei yisroel today have asked the tzibur to daven for a refuah shelamah.

    As an aside, your mocking and disrespectful effort to distort the names of chashuve rabbonim such as Rav Eliezar Schach, shlita (who you call “Shack” like the basket ball player) and Maran Ovadia Yosef, shlita (who you call “Yosefor”) is not funny.