Mourning the passing of Shimon Peres, CFI Parliamentary Chairman Rt. Hon. Sir Eric Pickles MP and CFI’s Honorary President Lord Polak CBE said:
“Shimon Peres was a giant.
“Israel’s last living founding father, Shimon played a role in every defining moment in the country’s history during his six decades of public service.
“Revered in Israel and beyond as a man of great vision, the Nobel Peace Prize winner will be best remembered for his efforts to find a lasting peace with Israel’s neighbours.
“He will be sorely missed.”