Israel ex-president Peres suffers stroke: office

The last of Israel's founding fathers, Shimon Peres, pictured on November 14, 2015, has held nearly every major office in the countryFormer president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding fathers, was sedated after suffering a stroke Tuesday and is breathing with the aid of a respirator. A statement by his office said the 93-year-old was being treated at a hospital near Tel Aviv. Peres, widely respected as an elder statesman both in Israel and abroad, was admitted to Sheba Medical Centre at Tel HaShomer in Ramat Gan “after suffering a stroke”, his office said.

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