Shimon Peres biography
Shimon Peres was born on August 16, 1923, in Wooyn, Poland (now Valozhyn, Belarus). In 1997, he became acting prime minister when Yitzhak Rabin stepped down. Peres was elected the Prime Minister of Israel under it National Unity Government in 1984. In 1994 he co-won a Nobel Peace prize for negotiating the Oslo Accords with Rabin and Arafat. He was elected president of Israel in 2007.