President Shimon Peres in his office 521.
(photo credit: Rachel Marder)
Prospective candidates for the position of the tenth president of the State of
Israel can rest easy.President Shimon Peres has no intention of asking
for an extension when his seven-year term concludes in July 2014. Unlike
Israel’s fifth president, Yitzhak Navon, Peres, who will turn 90 this summer,
has no plans for returning to politics. After all, he’s already held the most
important ministerial portfolios. He’s been there, done that, and doesn’t feel
the need to do it again. But he has no desire to buy a dog and spend his time
walking along the Tel Aviv beach front getting a suntan.
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