Mourning the Loss of a Great Statesman of Israel

ORT America mourns the passing of Shimon Peres, twice the prime minister of Israel, who contributed immensely to the Jewish State and left a legacy of significant public service that is an inspiration to generations.  He will be remembered for his leadership, including the peace talks he participated in as foreign minister of Israel that led to the Oslo Accords, for which he shared the 1994 Nobel peace prize.

“I truly believe that ORT is one of the most important organizations in Jewish life… and I believe also that ORT has made the most valuable contribution to our young generation by its operations in challenging, demanding and far-away places, where it has taken science and technology to what it recognizes to be the generations of hope for Jewish life and for the State of Israel.”

Shimon Peres

May his memory be a blessing.

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