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Shimon Peres 1923-2016

Shimon Peres 1923-2016

September 28, 2016

Leadership, Awards & Events

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev mourn the passing of the ninth president and former prime minister of the State of Israel, and salute a partner, statesman and leader, who sought peace and made an unparalleled contribution to the building of the country in the spirit of David Ben-Gurion’s legacy.

We grieve the loss of one of Israel’s last pioneers and founding fathers, a passionate friend of BGU and the Negev. He will be deeply missed.

We extend our condolences to his daughter, BGU’s Prof. Tsvia Walden and his sons Yoni and Chemi Peres; to all his family, and to all who mourn his loss. May his memory be a blessing. זיכרונו לברכה


BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi presents Shimon Peres with the Ben-Gurion Leadership Award at BGU’s 44th Board of Governors in 2014. In 2000, Peres was awarded a lifetime achievement award from BGU.


Shimon Peres photos

Shimon Peres receiving an honorary doctorate from BGU in 1984


A young Shimon Peres with his mentor, David Ben-Gurion