Former President Peres in Serious Condition After Suffering Stroke


Shimon Peres, 93, sustains massive brain hemorrhage and in induced coma at Tel Hashomer Hospital, near Tel Aviv.

Barak Ravid and Ido Efrati Sep 13, 2016 9:20 PM
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Shimon Peres.Sebastian Scheiner, AP
Former President Shimon Peres, 93, was admitted on Tuesday to Tel Hashomer Hospital for a stroke. He was reported in serious condition.
People in Peres’ office initially said that he suffered a light stroke, but it soon turned out that his condition was more severe, and that he suffered a massive brain hemhorrage.

Sources in his office said that in light of his condition and in order to conduct further tests, doctors decided to put him in an induced coma and on a respirator. They said Peres will soon undergo a CT scan to further assess his condition.

Peres, who was admitted in the hospital’s intensive care unit, is being guarded by police.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by telephone with the hospital director, who updated him on Peres’s condition. Netanyahu relayed his and the people’s wishes for a speedy recovery.

President Reuven Rivlin said: “I am following with concern the updates from the hospital, and pray together with the entire people for my friend Shimon’s recovery.”
Isaac Herzog, chairman of the opposition Labor Party Peres had once headed, posted on Twitter: “We wish you, our dear former president, Shimon Peres, a speedy recovery and swift return to voicing your clear words of wisdom.”
Peres had been hospitalized in January with an arrhyttmia shortly after suffering a a light heart attack, and underwent catheterization.
His private physician, Prof. Rafi Valdan, said the close proximity of these events is common and not worrisome. “There was some doubt about whether he needed to be taken to hospital. We decided not to take any risks.”
Peres, Israel’s elder statesman, as a former prime minister and veteran politician, was an architect of a 1993 interim peace deal with the Palestinians known as the Oslo Accords. 
As a defense official in the late 1950s and early1960s, Peres was also a founder of Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona.
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  1. #1 by Druid on 09/13/2016 - 9:34

    A bit of kabbalistic sorcery, perhaps? Ariel Sharon was a target of such practices, apparently, and it may have to do with the way we fell into a coma.

  2. #2 by Tapp on 09/14/2016 - 9:34

    Ouy vey, soon you will meet your buddy Ben Grun aka Gurion. He is working overtime and says it is very hot there.
    The two of you will make a great team.

  3. #3 by 5 dancing shlomos on 09/14/2016 - 9:34

    the 38billion wasnt enough?

  4. #4 by Mike Walker on 09/14/2016 - 9:34

    Great news!

  5. #5 by ml on 09/14/2016 - 9:34

    Hellary Killary

    Wish she would also do us this honour.

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