Sen. Peters Statement on Passing of Shimon Peres

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement on the passing of Israeli leader Shimon Peres:

“Israel has lost a great leader with the passing of Shimon Peres, and the United States has lost a great friend. Shimon Peres helped to found the Jewish State that he would lead as both its prime minister and its president, and he was tireless in his efforts to build both the State of Israel and lasting peace with its neighbors. I am saddened by his passing, but honored to have met Shimon Peres on my first trip to Israel as a Member of Congress. The strength of his example will endure; may his memory be a blessing.”