B’nai B’rith World Center – Jerusalem Director Alan Schneider represented B’nai B’rith International today at the funeral of Shimon Peres, who died earlier this week at the age of 93.
The history of the State of Israel cannot be written without including Peres and his myriad accomplishments during a nearly 70-year career in public service.
Though he retired as president in 2014, he continued to remain a vibrant face of the Jewish state, hosting conferences and meeting with world leaders.
His accomplishments include winning the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize when he was Foreign Minister for peace talks that resulted in the Oslo Accords.
We join the people of Israel in mourning his loss. May his memory be a blessing.