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Israel's Shimon Peres Released From Hospital

  • Associated Press

FILE - Former Israeli President Shimon Peres (C) arrives to deliver a statement to the media as he is discharged from a hospital near Tel Aviv, Jan. 19, 2016, his first of two hospitalizations this month.

FILE - Former Israeli President Shimon Peres (C) arrives to deliver a statement to the media as he is discharged from a hospital near Tel Aviv, Jan. 19, 2016, his first of two hospitalizations this month.

A spokeswoman for Israel's former President Shimon Peres says he has left hospital after he was rushed to the emergency room for the second time in two weeks.

The 92-year-old Peres was taken to Tel Hashomer hospital on Sunday night with chest pains, days after he suffered a mild heart attack. After doctors detected an irregular heart rate, Peres was monitored in hospital as a precaution.

Spokeswoman Ayelet Frisch said on Tuesday that “all the tests are normal and he feels wonderful.”

Peres, a Noble Peace Prize laureate, completed his seven-year term as president in 2014. He remains active through his non-governmental Peres Center for Peace, which promotes coexistence between Arabs and Jews.

In his seven-decade political career, Peres also served three brief stints as prime minister.

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