Board of Deputies President pays tribute to Shimon Peres

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has paid tribute to Israel’s former president and prime minister Shimon Peres, who has died aged 93.

Jonathan said: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Shimon Peres. One of Israel’s founding generation, Peres was a towering statesman and a humanitarian, who served Israel from the time it was a fledgling nation struggling for survival until his retirement as President in 2014. He will be particularly remembered for his Nobel Prize-winning efforts towards peace with the Palestinians and as a negotiator and through the Peres Centre for Peace. While he will be sorely missed, we hope that his example will inspire a new generation of peacemakers to bring reconciliation to the Middle East and to the wider world.

Keep Informed

Sign up for our weekly briefing, delivered to your inbox every Thursday, giving you up to date news on events and activists of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, as well as the activities of member organisations and partners. 
Subscribe to Community Briefing


The Board of Deputies relies on the generous support of the Jewish community through individual contributions and donations. Help us be the voice of the British Jewish community by donating today. All funds received go to our core charitable mission.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews
tel: +44 (0)20 7543 5400

Registered Office
2nd Floor
55 Ludgate Hill

Press Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7543 5437
mobile: +44 (0)7957 962 080

Join Us

Is your synagogue or organisation thinking of joining the Board of Deputies?

Contact: for further information about what is involved, the election timetable and procedures.

Charitable activities with which the Board are identified are funded by The Board of Deputies Charitable Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1058107), a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (No. 3239086). © Board of Deputies of British Jews, 2023.