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Honoring Shimon Peres

Tributes in the Memory of the late Ninth President Shimon Peres


The outpouring of support, tributes, and memorials honoring the legacy of the late Ninth President Shimon Peres have been moving, from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proclamation declaring the first Sunday in June as “Shimon Peres Day", to the naming of a lake in Dimona "Shimon Peres Lake". Schools, leadership programs, and more are paying respect to the statesman, leader, and founding father of Israel.


Lake Shimon Peres


2017 Lake Peres


In April, the Dimona Municipality named a lake in the Ben-Gurion Park the "Shimon Peres Lake". The naming ceremony was attended by Professor Zvia (Peres) Walden, Member of the Board of Directors of the Peres Center and daughter of the late Ninth President, Mayor of Dimona Benny Biton, a delegation from the KKL-JNF Holland, and KKL-JNF Director General Amnon Ben Ami.


The park is now home to the beautiful Shimon Peres Lake surrounded by greenery, a large amphitheater, a science games garden, and offers handicap accessible playground equipment for children with special needs.


“The lake and the park were built in a way that they would be accessible to everyone, something that was very important for my father,” said Professor Zvia (Peres) Walden. “Israel is a place where you can see how people can make something out of nothing, and Dimona is a magnificent example of this.”


Bar-Ilan University's Azrieli School of Medicine Tribute


Bar Ilan peres tribute


Professor Tzvia (Peres) Walden spoke at a ceremony marking the 5th anniversary of Bar-Ilan University's Azrieli School of Medicine in the Galilee. This celebration was dedicated to the legacy of the late Ninth President, with emphasis on his contribution to the establishment of the faculty of medicine in the Galilee as well as his "inspirational vision for improving the quality of life and healthcare in northern Israel". The event took place on May 16 at the university and was attended by the President of the University and the Dean of the Medical School, among others.



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