New Ireland Governor Sir Julius Chan

Sir Julius pays tribute to late Israeli statesman

He is one of Israel’s foremost political figures and peacemakers, two-time former Prime Minister and President, the late Shimon Peres.

“He was a man of peace and almost the Father of Israel. He commanded trust and respect across borders, serving with high distinctions.”

The Governor said the late Peres’ mastery of historical heritage and political leadership to advocate peace between warring neighbours, and his country, ultimately won him the Nobel Peace Prize.

“The late Shimon Peres was Foreign Minister when I met him,” said Sir J.