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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres delivers a speach at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 28, 2016. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images
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Shimon Peres Suffers Stroke, but Doctors Say He Is ‘Stable’ and ‘Responsive’

The former Israeli prime minister was hospitalized after he had a ‘major stroke’ on Tuesday, but doctors say they have the situation in hand

by
Jonathan Zalman
September 14, 2016
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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres delivers a speach at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 28, 2016. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

On Tuesday, former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres suffered a “major stroke,” causing him to experience significant internal bleeding and enter the intensive care unit at the Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan. As of this publishing, Peres is “still in a pretty tough condition,” according to a statement released by his son-in-law and personal physician, Rafi Walden, and Yitzhak Kreis, the director general at the Israeli hospital, but is “stable” and “responsive,” and resting. The Nobel Laureate and author celebrated his 93rd birthday in August

Statement from doctors at Sheba Medical Center regarding @PresidentPeres' condition: pic.twitter.com/VTfZJ3tHUW



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Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.

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