(Communicated by the President's Spokesperson)
President Reuven Rilvin expressed his deep sadness on the passing of Israel’s former president and prime minister Shimon Peres in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).
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“This is a sad morning for all of us. There is not a chapter in the history of the State of Israel in which Shimon did not write or play a part. A man who was a symbol for the great spirit of this people. Shimon made us look far into the future. As one man he carried a whole nation on the wings of imagination, on the wings of vision, and we loved him dearly. We loved him even when we did not see things eye to eye, because he made us dare to imagine not what was once here, nor what is now, but what could be."