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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with President Shimon Peres on Thursday, giving him his condolences on the passing of his wife Sonia.
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Netanyahu told Peres, "In her modest and quiet life, Sonia represented good-heartedness and became a symbol and example of modesty and love of man."
Netanyahu's wife Sara called the president as well and offered her condolences on the passing of Sonia Peres.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak also expressed sadness at Peres's death and appreciation of her life.
"Sonia Peres was a special woman and person. She was a symbol of
modesty, simplicity and love of her fellow man. She made sure to stay
away from the spotlight and keep her life private. She constantly helped
those in need; everyone who knew her appreciated her. May her memory be
blessed," said Barak.
Peres died earlier on Thursday at the age of 87 in her Tel Aviv
apartment. She leaves behind her husband and three grown children,
Tzvia, Yonatan and Nehemiah.