ISRAEL’S FORMER PRESIDENT PERES SUFFERS STROKE
Israel’s former president and prime minister Shimon Peres is “in serious condition” at a hospital after suffering a stroke, his office said Tuesday.
Israeli media said Peres was sedated and on a respirator at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, outside Tel Aviv.
It was first reported that his condition was stable and he was fully conscious.
Earlier in September, Peres received an pacemaker. He also suffered a mild heart attack in January and surgery to open a blocked artery. Peres had been hospitalized twice after suffering chest pains, the Times of Israel reported.
Peres, 93, has held nearly every senior political office in Israel over a 55-year political career.
— Jessica Durando