"Shimon Peres was the last of the founding fathers of the State of Israel".
Paris, September 28, 2016
Crif pays tribute to Shimon Peres, builder of the State of Israel and indefatigable Peace lover.
Crif learned with sadness this morning the death of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of the State of Israel.
For Francis Kalifat, president of Crif: " Shimon Peres was the last of the founding fathers of the State of Israel. Brave, honorable, visionary and humanist, he represented an essential part of the country history".
He has dedicated his existence to the protection, development and modernization of Israel.
Indefatigable builder, he had been a man of peace and dialogue working beside Yitzhak Rabin in the Israeli-Palestinian discussion for Oslo Accords; He continued to embody afterward the peace dreams of generations of Israelis.
A committed Zionist, marked by the anti-Semitism lived in his youth in Poland, Shimon Peres never compromised on the safety of Israel and of the Jewish people.
Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister then President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres will remain for ever a man whose moral authority forced the respect and the admiration of the whole world.