By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, 93, died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, prompting U.S. President Barack Obama to mourn: "A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever". Peres, an indefatigable campaigner for Middle East peace who jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, was hospitalized following a stroke two weeks ago and died in Tel Hashomer hospital near Tel Aviv. My friend Shimon was one of those people," Obama said in a statement.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, died early Wednesday. He was 93.