Former Israeli President Shimon Peres died today, leaving behind a political career that spanned seven decades. We’re commemorating the politician’s life with a look back at some of his greatest photo ops.
July, 1972: Shimon Peres, then a transport minister, watches as Golda Meir talks to President Nixon of the United States, using Israel’s new Earth satellite communication station.
November, 2014: Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, then Defense Minister during a meeting at the Knesset Image by Getty Images
January, 1985: Shimon Peres enjoys a bedouin style meal under a traditional nomad’s tent in the Negev desert.
September, 1993: Shimon Peres signs the agreement on Palestinian autonomy in the occupied territories during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. Image by Getty Images
March, 1996: Shimon Peres, U.S. President Bill Clinton, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, join their hands against “terrorism” during a family photo at the end of the anti-terrorism summit in Sharm el Sheikh. Image by Getty Images
September, 2001: Shimon Peres talks with Yasser Arafat at Gaza Airport in Rafah, after the two officials held talks to hammer out a lasting ceasefire aimed at ending 12 months of bloodshed.
October 2004: Shimon Peres and the U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in New York City Image by Getty Images
June, 2007: Peres places a note at the Western Wall after being elected president of Israel. Image by Getty Images
January, 2008: Shimon Peres, George W. Bush, and Ehud Olmert attend a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem Image by Getty Images
March, 2013: Shimon Peres toasts President Barack Obama after presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Distinction, the highest civilian honor in Israel. Image by Getty Images
June, 2013: Shimon Peres and Barbra Streisand attend a Make-A-Wish Foundation event in Jerusalem. Image by Getty Images
Shimon Peres in March 2016 Image by Getty Images