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Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, triggering an outpouring of grief for the beloved elder statesman. The 93-year-old died in his sleep at around 3:00 am (0000 GMT), Rafi Walden, who was Peres's personal doctor and also his son-in-law, told AFP. "He had no interest other than serving the people of Israel," said his son Chemi, his eyes moist as he read a letter on behalf of the family at the hospital.
The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has convened a special session of his governing ...