Israel's elder statesman Shimon Peres has been placed in an induced coma by doctors after suffering a stroke, his office says. Gavino Garay reports.
Ninety-three year-old former Israeli president Shimon Peres has suffered a stroke. The statesman and Nobel laureate was placed in an induced coma by doctors after being rushed to a hospital outside Tel Aviv. Peres has been a giant in Israeli politics in a career spanning nearly seven decades, He's served in a dozen cabinets and twice as a Labor Party prime minister. He also shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Israel's late prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat for a 1993 interim peace deal. He served in the largely ceremonial role as president of Israel from 2007-2014, before leaving government. This is the second major health scare for Peres in the last year. He suffered a minor heart attack some eight months ago, and doctors are monitoring him closely.