At the age of 81, Shimon Peres is one of Israel’s elder statesmen. Ten years ago, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, Peres received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Oslo Accords. But the very principles and agreements reached under this plan have unraveled over the past decade.
The former Israeli prime minister believes peace with the Palestinians is possible. But it’s been a rough year, and a rough decade for those like him who still dream of peace.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict rages on as a focal point of global politics while Shimon Peres is still in the Knesset, as leader of the parliamentary opposition.
Shimon Peres, Former Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Laureate