His Holiness The Dalai Lama sends condolences to the family members of Shimon Peres who passed away yesterday in a letter to Peres Peace House. Shimon Peres, an elder statesman has been a strong pillar of stability in Israeli politics. He shared a Noble Peace Prize in 1994 for successfully forging a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine in 1993.
“I offer my prayers for him and convey my condolences to the members of his family at this difficult time.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote in the letter.
The Israeli Noble laureate who was 93 years old passed away after suffering from a stroke two weeks ago. It was reported that the doctors recorded Shimon making progress the stroke but his condition worsened suddenly on Tuesday and died yesterday.
“I admired his efforts to promote peace between Israel and Palestine, which actually did lead to the historic Oslo Peace Accords of 1993.
Noting that Peres often spoke of the importance of compromise, he quoted him once saying that as the Palestinians were Israel’s “closest neighbours” they might become its “closest friends.” His Holiness concluded:
I pray that this may soon come true.” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Letter.
“In top leadership roles over the decades — including Prime Minister and President — the Labor Party veteran became a face of the Jewish State, instantly recognized and well-respected in Israel and across the globe.” said a report by CNN.
Shimon Peres retired from public office in 2014 after around five decades of active political responsibility. Leaders from many countries poured in their condolence to the passing away of this legendary leader. Prominent world leaders including US president Barack Obama will be in Jerusalem to attend the State burial ceremony of the noble laureate on Friday.
He is also called as the Israeli founding Father.