Israel's final founding father Shimon Peres dies at 93
Former Israeli President and Nobel Laureate Simon Peres died overnight Wednesday, aged 93.
Peres was hospitalized two weeks ago following a major stroke.
Born in 1923, in on August 2, 1923 in Wieniawa, Poland (now Vishniev in Belarus), Peres went on to hold nearly every major office in Israel, serving twice as prime minister. He was president, a mostly ceremonial role, from 2007 to 2014.
He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize jointly with prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for his role in negotiating the Oslo Accords, which envisioned an independent Palestinian state.
Numerous world leaders have paid tributes to Peres.
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