Israel’s elder statesman and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres suffered a stroke on Tuesday and doctors put him in an induced coma in hospital, his office said in a statement.
In a career spanning nearly seven decades, Peres, 93, served in a dozen cabinets and twice as a Labour Party prime minister, even though he never won a general election outright in five tries from 1977 to 1996.
He later served as president, a largely ceremonial role in Israel, from 2007-2014, before leaving government.
“Shimon, we love you and the entire nation is wishing for your recovery,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. Read More