Shimon Peres, Former Prime Minister of Israel, Suffers a Stroke

September 13, 2016 7:01 PM

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JERUSALEM — Shimon Peres, the Israeli former prime minister and president who shared a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve the long-running conflict with the Palestinians, suffered a stroke and was hospitalized on Tuesday, his office said.

Mr. Peres, 93, was initially reported to be in stable condition and conscious, but doctors later sedated him and put him on a respirator to breathe. Scans were reported to show no improvement, the Israeli media described him as fighting for his life and his relatives suggested dire choices were near...

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