- Published: 31.08.2018.
Memorial Ceremony for the late President and Prime Minister of the State of Israel Shimon Peres
In the presence of the President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin and the members of the family of the former late President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres, the memorial ceremony (second anniversary of his passing) took place on the Great Leaders of the Nation plot on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on 31 August 2018. Numerous Israeli politicians and prominent figures attended the ceremony, among others, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, opposition leader Tzipi Livni, Labour Party chairman Avi Gabbay, Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog, Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat, and the members of the diplomatic community. In their speeches, President Rivlin and other speakers emphasized Peres’s tireless spirit, as well as unflagging optimism as one of his outstanding characteristics.