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Cárdenas Honors the Extraordinary Life of Shimon Peres

Sep 28, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) today issued the following statement on the passing of the ninth President of the State of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal Awardee, Shimon Peres.

"Yesterday, the world lost a visionary leader, legendary statesman, and a man who set the course of the world’s history on a better path.  President Shimon Peres was a kind and compassionate man who truly loved Israel and was beloved by Israelis and Americans alike," said Congressman Cárdenas. "He dedicated his life to serving the people of Israel and bringing us all closer to world peace.  President Peres has been someone who world leaders looked to as exemplary leadership."

Congressman Cárdenas went on to say, "I had the honor of meeting President Peres in Israel during a Congressional Delegation trip in 2013.  During our meeting, he made it known that our alliance with Israel has more work ahead.  Together, we all mourn the loss of an extraordinary person, and we must continue to work together to build on his life’s work."

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