The world mourns Shimon Peres as Israel considers his legacy

September 28, 2016 6:43 AM

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The world mourns Shimon Peres as Israel considers his legacy

JERUSALEM — Israelis awoke Wednesday to news that Shimon Peres, one of the founders of the state of Israel, had died of a massive stroke. Immediately — on TV panels and coffee shops here — they began to debate his complex legacy as an outpouring of tributes poured in from aboard.

The 93-year-old former prime minister, Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner died at a Tel Aviv hospital surrounded by his family before dawn on Wednesday.

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