In Jerusalem is the national farewell to Shimon Peres

TEL AVIV, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. The coffin of Shimon Peres brought to the Parliament in Jerusalem, where during the day will come thousands of Israelis to pay final respects to the policy.

The ninth Chapter of the Jewish state, Nobel peace prize winner died the day before at the age of 93 years, never recovered from a stroke he suffered two weeks earlier.

Closed casket, draped in the blue and white banner of the national flag, was taken in a van accompanied by police cars and a cavalcade of motorcyclists. Its mounted on a black pedestal in the square in front of the Knesset, where half-mast flags and went on duty guard of security personnel of the Parliament in full uniform.

The first wreaths laid by the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Parliament speaker Yuli Edelstein, opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Over the next 12 hours to say goodbye to Perez will be able to attend. Anticipating the influx of thousands of people, the organizers closed the entrances to the Knesset for private vehicles.

The funeral will be held on Friday at the national cemetery on mount Herzl in Jerusalem with the participation of dozens of foreign delegations. Russia will be represented by the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Israel is also waiting for US presidents Barack Obama, Francois Hollande, Germany Joachim gauck, Poland Andrzej Duda, Charles, Prince of Wales, former US President bill Clinton and many others.

Perez called the last of the founding fathers of Israel, to revive the Jewish state two thousand years of oblivion, the Creator of its military-industrial complex and deeply secretive nuclear program, the architect of middle East peace process.

Policies have changed more than a dozen Ministerial posts, was twice head of the government, as in 2007-2014, he was President of the country. For the development and signing of peace agreements with the Palestinians, Peres in 1994 received the Nobel prize along with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

The “architect” of the middle East peace process Shimon Peres – photoblog RIA Novosti