- Remarks by President Obama at Memorial Service for Former Israeli President Shimon Peres
Shimon once said, “The message of the Jewish people to mankind is that faith and moral vision can triumph over all adversity.” For Shimon, that moral vision was rooted in an honest reckoning of the world as it is..
- Statement by the President on the Death of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres
There are few people who we share this world with who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people.
- Statement by Vice President Biden on the Death of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres was one of the few men in the world whose experience was surpassed only by his genuine wisdom and his eloquence.
- Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry
Teresa and I join countless friends and admirers around the world in expressing our deep sorrow at the passing of Israeli leader Shimon Peres. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and with the people of Israel as we mourn the loss of one of the world’s greatest statesmen.