The Optimist’s Life

“Optimists and pessimists die the same way.
They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.”
~ Shimon Peres,
a.k.a Szymon Perski
President of Israel (2007-2014)
‘Israel’s First Social Media President’
Prime Minister of Israel (11.4.95 – 6.18.96) and (9.13.84 – 10.20.86)
Polyglot, Songwriter, Poet, Author
Founder, Peres Center for Peace (1996) a.k.a. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (2016)
Co-Founder of Kibbutz Alumot, Legion of Honor Commander (1957)

Minister of Transportation (9.1.70 – 3.10,.74)
Minister of Defence (6.3.74 – 6.20.77) and (11.4.95 – 6.18.96)
Minister of Foreign Affairs (3. 7. 01 – 11.2. 02), (7.14.92 – 11.22.95) and (10.20.86 – 12.23.88)
Minister of Finance (12.22.88 – 3.15.90), Nobel Peace Prize (1994), Knesset Member (11.3.59 – 6.13.07),
Honorary Doctorate of Law, King’s College London (2008)
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (2008), Honorary Sheikh (2011)
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012) & Congressional Gold Medal (2014)

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