Health of Is­rael’s Peres, 93, de­te­ri­o­rates af­ter ma­jor stroke

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

A per­son close to for­mer Is­raeli Pres­i­dent Shi­mon Peres says his con­di­tion has de­te­ri­o­rated, two weeks af­ter suf­fer­ing a ma­jor stroke.

The per­son did not dis­close fur­ther de­tails about Peres’ wors­en­ing con­di­tion. He spoke Tues­day on con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he was not au­tho­rized to dis­cuss Peres’ health with the me­dia.

The 93-year-old Peres was hos­pi­tal­ized two weeks ago af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke that led to bleed­ing in his brain.

He has been se­dated and on a res­pi­ra­tor dur­ing most of his hos­pi­tal­iza­tion.

Peres, a No­bel Peace Prize lau­re­ate, is the el­der states­man of Is­raeli pol­i­tics, one of the coun­try’s most ad­mired lead­ers and the last sur­viv­ing link to its found­ing fa­thers.

Over a seven-decade ca­reer, he has held vir­tu­ally every se­nior po­lit­i­cal of­fice, in­clud­ing three stints as prime min­is­ter.

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