Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

September 28, 2016

(Washington D.C.) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the passing of former Israeli President Shimon Peres:

“Today, I join many others in the United States, Israel and around the world in remembering and honoring the life of former Israeli President Shimon Peres,” said Senator Shaheen. “President Peres’ vision for an independent and prosperous Israel shaped the course of history. His steadfast commitment to the Israeli people and his tireless pursuit of peace will continue to inspire generations to come. My thoughts are with President Peres’ family and the people of Israel.”