Shimon Peres, the last of Israel’s founding leaders, dies at 93

Daily News Article - September 29, 2016


NOTE TO STUDENTS: Before answering the questions, read the “Background” and watch the videos under “Resources” below.

1. a) Why did Shimon Peres receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994?
b) What were the Oslo Accords?

2. Describe the significance of Mr. Peres’ political career in Israel. (What did he do? Be specific.)

3. How will schools in Israel honor Shimon Peres this week?

4. a) What are the funeral arrangements for Shimon Peres?
b) Which world leaders will attend?

5. Especially in his later years, Shimon Peres promoted liberal views on how to achieve peace with the Palestinians. Read the “Background” below. How did his work in earlier years as the director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Defense help achieve peace with Egypt by implementing a conservative view on how peace can be achieved?

6. Ask a parent: Do you think Egypt would have signed a peace deal with Israel if Israel did not have nuclear weapons? Please explain your answer.