Shimon Peres and David Landau

Shimon Peres has been president of the State of Israel since 2007. He also served two terms each as prime minister and foreign minister. One of the architects of the Oslo Accords, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994. David Landau was editor-in-chief of Haaretz from 2004–2008. Before joining Haaretz, he was diplomatic correspondent for the Jerusalem Post and its managing editor. He currently writes for The Economist.