I’M DEFINITELY NOT DEAD

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

POLITI­CIANS’ press rep­re­sen­ta­tives are well versed in deal­ing with and dis­pelling ru­mours, but employees at Shi­mon Peres’s of­fice were prob­a­bly not ex­pect­ing to have to release a state­ment this week say­ing the for­mer Is­raeli pres­i­dent, 92, was not dead. Spec­u­la­tion about Mr Peres’s demise started spread­ing on so­cial me­dia and mes­sag­ing ser­vice What­sApp early in the week. Prov­ing that he was not only alive but in fine fet­tle, a spokesper­son said: “Shi­mon Peres would like to clar­ify that he is alive and well… The only thing pre­oc­cu­py­ing him at this mo­ment is his din­ner.”

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