ISRAEL: The greatest politicians of the world have unanimously praised the work and commitment of this “peace builder” …
He was one of the historical figures of the Middle East, a strong advocate of peace. The death of Shimon Peres has provoked many reactions worldwide. Several politicians have quickly paid tribute to the former Israeli president, unanimously praising his commitment in favor of peace .
French President Francois Hollande , said Israel lost “one of its most illustrious statesmen, one of its most ardent defenders of peace, and France has lost a faithful friend.” “Shimon Peres now belongs to history, which was the companion of his long life,” wrote the president in a statement.
Avec Shimon Peres, Israël perd un homme d’Etat illustre, la paix un ardent défenseur et la France un ami fidèle https://t.co/6dbaqggRXR
— François Hollande (@fhollande) 28 September 2016
Manuel Valls , meanwhile, paid tribute to a “conscience for humanity, a tireless builder of peace just left us … The world is in mourning,” wrote the Prime Minister on his Twitter account.
Shimon Peres, une conscience pour l’humanité, un bâtisseur de paix infatigable vient de nous quitter… Le monde est en deuil.
— Manuel Valls (@manuelvalls) 28 September 2016
“An unshakable fortitude and unwavering optimism,” according to Obama
“Tonight, Michelle and I join all those who, in Israel , the United States and around the world pay tribute to the extraordinary life of our dear friend Shimon Peres, a founding father of the State of Israel and a statesman whose commitment to safety and the search for peace was based on its unwavering fortitude and unwavering optimism, “said US President Barack Obama , noting that Peres had never stopped believing in the possibility of peace.
ברוח דין אמת My condolences to the family of Shimon Peres, Israel, and the world, as we morn the loss of one of the world’s greatest leaders
— Pres. Barack Obama (@mrosenPTMME16) 28 September 2016
Former President Bill Clinton regrets “a genius with a big heart”
Former US President Bill Clinton , who in 1993 oversaw the signing in Washington of the Oslo Accords between Israelis and Palestinians , paid tribute to “a genius with a heart” and “a fervent advocate of peace, reconciliation and a future in which all children of Abraham would build a better tomorrow.”
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) 28 September 2016
“Someone I loved deeply,” says Tony Blair
For the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair , former envoy of the Quartet for the Middle East, “Peres was a giant in politics, a statesman who will be remembered as one of the greatest of our time and of all times, and someone I loved deeply. ”
Shimon Peres was a political giant, a statesman who will rank as one of the foremost of this era or any era, and someone I loved deeply.
— Tony Blair Office (@tonyblairoffice) 28 September 2016
“A life in the service of peace and reconciliation,” said the German president
The President of Germany , Joachim Gauck, has he stressed that “Shimon Peres marked Israel as any other policy.” “He served his country in various roles with solid principles when it came to Israel’s security, and a strong will when it came to advancing the peace process with the Palestinians.” For Joachim Gauck , “his life in the service of peace and reconciliation can be an example for young people .”