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Saying farewell to our ninth President

28 September 2016

The Government Press Office mourns the passing of former President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Peres has been a prominent figure in the State of Israel from before independence until the present.

GPO photographers have accompanied Shimon Peres throughout his public life. The GPO presents a collection of selected photographs from his illustrious career.

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MIN. OF DEFENCE DAVID BEN GURION CHIEF OF STAFF MOSHE DAYAN (L) AND DIRECTOR GENERAL OF DEFENCE MIN. SHIMON PERES AT HAKIRYA IN TEL AVIV.

1955

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MR. TEDDY KOLLECK, (BEHIND P.M.), P.M. DAVID BEN GURION (L), R/A MOSHE DAYAN, MR. SHIMON PERES (2ND R) CHIEF OF STAFF HAIM LASKOV AT THE CEREMONY MARKING HIS APPOINTMENT

1958

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P.M. DAVID BEN GURION LANDING WITH AN ARMY HELICOPTER AT HATZOR TO VISIT THE EXCAVATIONS WITH DR. YIGAEL YADING (ON HIS R) MR. SHIMON PEREZ (L).

1958

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MR. SHIMON PERES, DEPUTY MINISTER OF DEFENCE GREETING P.M. DAVID BEN GURION ON HIS RETURN FROM HIS SCANDINAVIAN TOUR AT LYDDA AIRPORT.

1962

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DEP. DEFENCE MIN. SHIMON PERES, FORMER FRENCH P.M. MENDES FRANCE & MIN. OF EDUCATION CHRISTIAN FOUCHET IN CONVERSATION AFTER DINNER GIVEN BY ISRAEL AMB.EITAN IN PARIS

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 FORMER GERMAN DEFENCE MIN. AND MRS. STRAUSS ACCOMPANIED BY DEPUTY DEFENCE MIN. SHIMON PERES (R) WITH P.M. DAVID BEN GURION (3RD R) AT HIS OFFICE IN TEL AVIV.

1963

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 DEPUTY MIN. OF DEFENCE SHIMON PERERS WITH THE NEW CHIEF OF STAFF YITZHAK RABIN (R).

1963

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 MIN. OF AGRICULTURE MOSHE DAYAN AND DEPUTY DEFENCE MINISTER SHIMON PERES (R).

1963

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 MRS. MATILDA GEZ, MR. SHIMON PERES AND MR. ISHAR SMILANSKI ON THEIR WAY TO THE KNESSET BUILDING IN JERUSALEM FOR THE OPENING SESSION OF THE 6TH KNESSET.

1965

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 DAVID BEN GURION (L) HOSTING MK SHIMON PERES (C) FOR LUNCH IN THE DINING ROOM OF KIBBUTZ SDE BOKER.

1969

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 DEF. MIN. SHIMON PERES AND CHIEF OF STAFF GUR WAITING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE COFFINS OF II ISRAELIES: DR. MARZUK, AZAR & 9 ISRAELIES SOLDIERS FROM EGYPT AT NAJILA.

1977

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 1994 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES YASIR ARAFAT, SHIMON PERES AND YITZHAK RABIN DISPLAY THEIR AWARDS.

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 THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE (L.TO R.) U.S., ISRAEL AND RUSSIA SIGNING COPIES OF THE ISRAEL-JORDAN PEACE TREATY.

1994

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 P.M. SHIMON PERES (R) AND KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN DURING A RECEPTION CEREMONY IN HONOR OF THE KING AT SDE DOV AIRPORT IN TEL AVIV.

1996

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 P.M. SHIMON PERES WITH SHEIKH ABU-RABIA DURING THE TRADITIONAL "HAFLA" MEAL IN THE SHEIKH'S TENT NEAR TEL MALHATA IN THE NEGEV.

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 P.M. YITZHAK RABIN (R) AND DEFENCE MIN. SHIMON PERES DURING ARMOURED CORPS MANEUVRES IN SINAI.

1976

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 P.M. SHIMON PERES AT A PASSING OUT PARADE OF AIR FORCE CADETS.

1986

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 P.M. SHIMON PERES AND SULTAN QABOOS BIN SAID EL SAID OF OMAN DESCENDING A STAIRCASE INSIDE THE SULTAN'S PALACE IN THE CITY OF SALALA.

1996

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 P.M. SHIMON PERES BEING GREETED IN WASHINGTON BY U.S. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON WITH A WARM EMBRACE.

1996

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 DEFENSE MIN. SHIMON PERES AND HIS WIFE SONYA EXCHANGE A FEW REMARKS BEFORE ARRIVAL OF DANISH PRIME MIN. ANKER JOERGENSEN, BEN GURION AIRPORT.

1977

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PRES. SADAT (C) WITH MKS. GOLDA MEIR AND SHIMON PERES IN EXUBERANT MOOD AT HIS MEETING WITH ALIGNMENT MEMBERS IN THE KNESSET. 

1977

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 MEETING BETWEEN PRES. SADAT AND OPPOSITION LEADER SHIMON PERES, BEER SHEVA.

1979

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 PM SHIMON PERES TALKING ON THE PHONE IN THE PM'S OFFICE IN JERUSALEM.

1985

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 SOVIET PRISONER OF ZION ANATOLY SHARANSKY, BEING WELCOMED AT BEN GURION AIRPORT BY PM SHIMON PERES AND FOREIGN MINISTER YITZHAK SHAMIR (R). ON THE L- WIFE AVITAL.

1986

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 1986

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 PRIME MINISTER SHIMON PERES MEETING WITH BRITISH PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER AT THE PM'S JERUSALEM OFFICE.

1986

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 P.M. SHIMON PERES (R) LISTENING ATTENTIVELY TO KING HASSAN DURING HIS AUDIENCE AT THE KING'S SUMMER PALACE IN IFRANE.

1986

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 P.M. SHIMON PERES SPEAKING WITH IDF SOLDIERS IN THE NORTH OF THE COUNTRY DURING OPERATION GRAPES OF WRATH.

1996

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 PLO CHAIRMAN YASSER ARAFAT (L) CONFERRING IN PARIS WITH FOREIGN MIN. SHIMON PERES.

1994

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 KING HUSSEIN (R) COFERRING WITH MIN. SHIMON PERES IN WASHINGTON.

1994

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 PETRA CONFERENCE ON THE MIDDLE EAST IN PETRA, JORDAN. IN THE PHOTO, VICE P.M SHIMON PERES MEETS WITH DALAI LAMA.

2006

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 PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES' VISIT TO "HATZERIM" AIR FORCE BASE. IN THE PHOTO, PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES IN A COCKPIT.

2007

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 SHIMON PERES 1923-2016