Seven years a president, 70 years a public servant

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July 24, 2014 15:09

A look back at the career of Shimon Peres as he moves on from the presidency.

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Former president Shimon Peres.. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Few people have been more involved with the birth and development of the State of Israel than Shimon Peres, who has just completed a seven- year tenure as president and a 70-year career as a public servant.

But the country’s elder statesman will continue to be a mainstay of the public consciousness, he may even be more successful in an unofficial capacity than he ever was in an official one.

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