Sep 292016

The Israeli Embassy said it would open its doors to Filipinos wishing to sign the condolence book for one of the world’s most influential leaders, the late President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shimon Peres.

Embassy officials said the condolence book would be available beginning Friday to allow Filipinos to express their sympathies on the passing of one of the founding fathers of the State of Israel.

The embassy will welcome visitors on Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p,m.; and on Oct. 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Israel Embassy is located at Avecshares Center, 1132 University Parkway, North Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

Apart from being the ninth president of Israel and the world’s oldest head of state, Peres served as the state’s prime minister for two non-consecutive terms. His political career spanned nearly 70 years, beginning in the 1940s.

He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his participation as foreign minister in the talks that culminated in the Israel-Jordan peace treaty, which he had initiated with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

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