- Title: Israelis in Tel Aviv react to Peres' death
- Date: 28th September 2016
- Summary: PEOPLE WALKING DOWN STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEL AVIV RESIDENT, ROB APPLE, SAYING: "Shimon Peres was a man that I respected for a long time, today in the world everything seems to have gone crazy but he was a step above politicians today. He was a man of peace, there were some things that I didn't agree with that he had as an opinion but overall he was statesman instead of a politician and those kind of people are very rare today." VARIOUS OF MAN WATCHING NEWS ABOUT PERES ON TELEVISION (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEL AVIV RESIDENT, JOHN SOCOLOV, SAYING: "We look at his life in totality. You have to give him a lot of respect and credit for attempting to forge ahead and to try his best to form a path where peace would be possible." VARIOUS OF MAN READING NEWSPAPER VEHICLES DRIVING DOWN STREET (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEL AVIV RESIDENT, TANYA GORDON, SAYING: "I have mixed feelings for him but he was one of not many politicians that have visions. Not with all of his visions I agree especially with his peace vision which was a failure." VARIOUS OF PEOPLE GATHERING OUTSIDE PERES PEACE HOUSE SIGN READING IN HEBREW, ARABIC AND ENGLISH: "PERES PEACE HOUSE" JERUSALEM (SEPTEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF SCHOOL TEACHER AND STUDENTS IN CLASS TEACHER TELLING STUDENTS ABOUT SHIMON PERES TEACHER AND STUDENTS AT CLASS
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- Keywords: Israel Peres former president death Tel Aviv
- Location: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / JERUSALEM
- City: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL / JERUSALEM
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00351HAN2F
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- Story Text: Israelis in Tel Aviv reacted on Wednesday (September 28) to the death of their leader Shimon Peres.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, his family and doctor said.
Peres was hospitalised following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday (September 13).
In Tel Aviv Israelis expressed their feelings after the news of his death.
"He was a step above politicians today," said Tel Aviv resident Rob Apple.
"I have mixed feelings for him but he was one of not many politicians that have visions. Not with all of his visions I agree especially with his peace vision which was a failure," said Tanya Gordon another resident from Tel Aviv.
Peres was part of almost every major development in Israel since the country's founding in 1948. In a career spanning nearly 70 years, he served in a dozen cabinets and was twice a Labour prime minister.
He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with the late former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for reaching an interim peace deal in 1993 which never turned into a lasting treaty.
Peres held the largely ceremonial post of president from 2007-2014 and used the pulpit to continue to advocate peace.
Earlier in September, after a series of health scares including a mild heart attack, Peres received an artificial pacemaker.
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