On this episode, Leon Charney talks with Shimon Peres. Shimon Peres (Hebrew: שמעון פרס) is a Polish-born Israeli statesman. He was the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister, and he was a member of 12 cabinets in a political career spanning over 66 years. Peres was elected to the Knesset in November 1959 and, except for a three-month-long hiatus in early 2006, served continuously until 2007, when he became President.
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Original Broadcast Date: January 26, 1997
Rerun: April 8, 2012