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The Legacy of Shimon Peres

The legacy of the Ninth President of Israel and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shimon Peres, is profound. From his early days on Kibbutz Alumot to his time serving as the Secretary of the Working and Studying Youth and his extensive work with Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, the quick wit, cunning sense of humor, and natural ingenuity of President Peres was evident.

President Peres was a renowned statesmen not only for his security and defense efforts, but also for his dedication to peace and the strides he made in advancing innovation. President Peres always dreamed big dreams. He hoped for peace and always looked to the future. His efforts inspired individuals, nations, and global leaders alike. The profound influence and legacy of President Peres can be seen through the incredible tributes, resolutions, and landmarks dedicated in his honor.

   

Tributes:

 

General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, November 2016

 

World Economic Forum in Davos, January 2017

 

 J-Street National Conference, Washington, February 2017

 

AIPAC Conference in Washington, March 2017

 

Simon Wiesenthal Annual Dinner in Los Angeles, April 2017

 

Viva Technology Conference, Paris, June 2017

 

Founders’ Forum Conference – to take place October 2017

 

Potential Conference Tributes at the AJC Global Forum, Concordia Annual Summit, IAC National Conference

 

The first candle of Hanukkah was lit in honor of President Peres at the White House in Washington, D.C., December 2016

 

 

Global Resolutions, Proclamations, and Initiatives:

 

New York State (Proclamation of an Annual Shimon Peres Day)

 

Chicago City Council (Resolution in honor of the memory of President Peres)

 

Washington – Initiative for an annual event in President Peres’ memory at Embassy of Israel, Washington

 

EU – working with High Representative of Foreign Policy Mogherini to establish an annual memorial in Brussels commemorating the legacy of President Peres

 

UN – efforts are being made to hold a memorial event for President Peres around International Day of Peace (September 2017).

 

 

Culture, Literature, and the Arts:

 

Documentary film about President Peres together with Wiesenthal Institute (expected to be released Fall 2017)

 

Autobiographical Book (to be published in September) – No Room for Small Dreams ­– President Peres’ final reflection on his life’s work and key decisions he made

 

 

Landmarks:

 

India – Road junction (Chowk) in memory of President Peres in Mumbai in the framework of celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations between Israel and India

 

Brazil - Public Square named after President Peres in Rio De Janeiro.

 

 

Prizes and Scholarships:

 

US – Public Diplomacy Prize of Jewish Organization JCPA

 

Italy – Annual Prize for young entrepreneurs at the Ambrosetti Forum

 

Germany – Annual Scholarship for 2 Israeli and German researchers in the framework of the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development

 

Russia – Prize awarded in the category of contribution to the international status of Russia to President Peres, on behalf of the foundation of Yagur Gaidar. (November 2016)

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