Photo Credit: Israel Atomic Energy Commission
The late Israeli former President Shimon Peres visits Negev Nuclear Research Center in Dimona on October 1, 2014. (file)

Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) Director Ze’ev Senir said in a statement Wednesday that he and the commission’s employees and retirees mourn the passing of former President, Prime Minister and Defense Minister Shimon Peres.

“His work has been interwoven with the work of the IAEC since its founding,” Senir said. S”himon Peres substantially contributed to the establishment of the Negev Nuclear Research Center and the foundation of Israel’s nuclear policy as a significant contribution in ensuring the national strength of the State of Israel,” Senir continued. “His legacy will accompany the work of the IAEC in the future as well. May his memory be blessed.”


The IAEC this week opened a specially-dedicated pavilion on Tuesday to present Israel’s work in the field of nuclear applications. Entitled ‘Rays of Hope,’ the pavilion opened at the 60th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference of the United Nations, in Vienna.

It’s the first time that Israel has made an international presentation in the area of nuclear science, specifically in the fields of medical treatment, agriculture and security.

At the conference, Senir told those gathered the former president had passed away at the age of 93, calling him “a man of peace, a man of vision, a man of inspiration, and of great spirit.”

“He was one of Israel’s founding fathers, serving our people up to his last days, respected all over the world, and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. All his life he fostered science, technology and innovation for the benefit of mankind.”


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


  1. Eulogy?… All those in favor of the “Two States Final Solution” will be there to give one…I won’t sing in that choir… I don’t forget the widows and 89 orphans of my 23 assassinated friends, waiting on High to witness in the Court that does not forget. Just as I won’t forget who gave Jonathan Pollard to the FBI by telling him to leave the Israeli Embassy in 1985; gave thousands of AK47’s and TOW anti-tank missiles to the ayatollah that same year, then used against our own soldiers, and we found them until 2006 in Lebanon; who went behind Rabin’s back to negotiate in Oslo bringing an unprecedented wave of terror on Israel, costing THOUSANDS of lives; etc. ***ALL things he never regretted***, quite the contrary…
    SO, as it is written:
    “And when the righteous repents of his righteousness and does wrong and does like all the abominations that the wicked man did, shall he live? All his righteous deeds that he has done shall not be remembered; in his treachery that he has perpetrated and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die. Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not right!’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is it My way that is not right? Is it not rather your ways that are not right? When a righteous man repents of his righteousness and does wrong and dies on that account; for the wrong that he has done he should die. {Ezekiel 18:24-26} …here in the original:
    ״וּבְשׁוּב צַדִּיק מִצִּדְקָתוֹ וְעָשָׂה עָוֶל כְּכֹל הַתּוֹעֵבוֹת אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה הָרָשָׁע יַעֲשֶׂה וָחָי כָּל צִדְקֹתָיו (כתיב צִדְקֹתָו) אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לֹא תִזָּכַרְנָה בְּמַעֲלוֹ אֲשֶׁר מָעַל וּבְחַטָּאתוֹ אֲשֶׁר חָטָא בָּם יָמוּת: וַאֲמַרְתֶּם לֹא יִתָּכֵן דֶּרֶךְ אֲדֹנָי שִׁמְעוּ נָא בֵּית יִשְׂרָאֵל הֲדַרְכִּי לֹא יִתָּכֵן הֲלֹא דַרְכֵיכֶם לֹא יִתָּכֵנוּ: בְּשׁוּב צַדִּיק מִצִּדְקָתוֹ וְעָשָׂה עָוֶל וּמֵת עֲלֵיהֶם בְּעַוְלוֹ אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יָמוּת: -יחזקאל יח, כד-כו

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