Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s last leaders from its founding generation, has died. He was 93. His son Chemi praised him as “one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel,” saying Peres “worked tirelessly” for his country. Peres helped make Israel a leading regional military power, then shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for his work on trying to establish peace with the Palestinians. A former president, Peres also served as prime minister twice, as well as foreign minister, information minister, finance minister, and defense minister. Peres’ death came two weeks after he suffered a stroke.