Peres, Shimon

(b. 1923)
   Israeli politician. Peres was born in Poland and educated at New York and Harvard Universities. He settled in Palestine in 1934. Before independence he was a member of the Haganah movement and he became Head of the Israel Naval Service in the Ministry of Defence in 1948. He was deputy director general of the Ministry of Defence from 1952–3 and director general from 1953–9. He was elected to the Knesset in 1959 as a member of the Mapai party and he was a protégé of David BEN-GURION. From 1959–65 he served as deputy minister of defence. He formed the Rafi Party in 1965 which merged with the Labour Party in 1968. From 1969–70 he was minister for economic development in the Administered areas. He was minister for transport and communications from 1970–4. For four months in 1974 he became minister of information and he served as minister of defence from 1974–7 and as acting prime minister in April and May of 1977. In 1977 he had been elected chairman of the Labour Party and was thus the leader of the opposition from 1977–84 during the invasion of Lebanon. He became prime minister again from 1984–6; between 1986–90 he was deputy premier in uneasy coalition with Yitzhak SHAMIR and he also served simultaneously as minister for foreign affairs and secondly as finance minister. He is the author of The Next Step (1965), David’s Sling (1970), Tomorrow is Now (1978) and From These Men (1979).

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Peres, Shimon — orig. Shimon Perski born Aug. 16, 1923, Wołożyn, Pol. Polish born Israeli statesman. He immigrated to Palestine with his family in 1934 and joined the Haganah organization in 1947. After Israel achieved independence, he held a number of positions …   Universalium

  • Peres, Shimon — (formerly Persky) (1923 )    He was born on 16 August 1923 in the town of Vishneva, Poland, to Isaac and Sarah Persky. Because of British restrictions and the financial burdens associated with immigration (see ALIYA), Isaac Persky immigrated to… …   Historical Dictionary of Israel

  • Peres, Shimon — ► (n. 1923) Político israelí. Fue secretario del movimiento de juventud de la Central Sindical Israelí y combatiente de la organización paramilitar judía Haganah en la guerra de 1948. Fue primer ministro de Israel en 1984 86 y 1995 96. Recibió el …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Peres,Shimon — Per·es (pârʹĕs), Shimon. Born 1923. Polish born Israeli political leader who served as prime minister (1977, 1984 1986, and 1995 1996). He shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization. * * * …   Universalium

  • Peres, Shimon — (b. 1923)    Israeli politician, of Polish origin. He went to Palestine in 1934. He served as chairman of the labour party from 1977. He was acting prime minister in 1987 and prime minister of Israel in 1984 6. His publications include From these …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Peres — Peres, Shimon …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Shimon Peres — שמעון פרס …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shimon Pérès — Shimon Peres Pour les articles homonymes, voir Peres. Shimon Peres שמעון פרס شمعون بيرس …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pères — ● pères nom masculin pluriel Littéraire. Précédé d un déterminant possessif, les ancêtres, les aïeux : Du temps de nos pères. Peres (Shimon) (né en 1923) homme politique israélien. Travailliste, Premier ministre en 1977 et en 1984 1986, ministre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Shimon Peres — Infobox President name = Shimon Peres שמעון פרס order = President of Israel primeminister = Ehud Olmert vicepresident = term start = 15 July 2007 term end = predecessor = Moshe Katsav successor = order2 = Prime Minister of Israel president2 =… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.