France's Hollande commemorate Peres as an 'illustrations statesman' and 'ardent defender of peace'

French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday responded to the death of former president Shimon Peres, writing on  Facebook that the nation of Israel had lost an “illustrious statesman,” an “ardent defender of peace” and a “loyal friend to France.”
“In the eyes of the world, Peres was Israel,” Hollande wrote.
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