#BDSfail: Former President of Israel Shimon Peres Nominee for Tipperary Int’l Peace Award

Shimon Peres, who in 1996  set up the Peres Peace Centre which seeks to promote peace between Arabs & Jews in Israel has been recognized as deserving in ‘Ireland for outstanding award for humanitarian work’

By Irish4Israel



Former Israeli President, Shimon Peres has been nominated for the Tipperary International Peace Award.

Peres who was President of Israel until 2014, has been shortlisted for the award along with the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Peter Robinson; the Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the US Secretary of State, John Kerry.
The Tipperary Peace Convention has stated that the winner will be announced in the coming days.
Last year, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon received the award; he followed in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, Bob Geldof, Malala Yousafzai and Bill Clinton.
In 1996, Shimon Peres set up the Peres Peace Centre which seeks to promote peace between Jews and Arabs in Israel. He was honorarily appointed Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth in 2008. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 and the US Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. In 2014 he won the Global Citizen Awards along with the President Medal of Distinction which he received from Angela Merkel.
Irish4Israel welcomes the nomination of Shimon Peres for the award. He has always been a vocal advocate of peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors and we sincerely hope that his efforts will be duly recognized by the Tipperary Peace Convention.