Congressman Cohen to Join President Obama in Israel for Shimon Peres Funeral

September 29, 2016
Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) will join President Barack Obama as part of the U.S delegation to Israel for the funeral of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres.

“I am honored to be joining President Obama and Secretary Kerry in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres,” said Congressman Cohen. “Mr. Peres was one of the greatest diplomats I’ve ever met. He had a storied career as one of the founders of Israel, Defense Minister during Operation Entebbe, Prime Minister, President and Nobel laureate for his role in negotiating the Oslo Accords. It is humbling to be invited to help represent the United States at the funeral of this accomplished world leader. Mr. Peres’s presence will be missed by many. I thank President Obama for including me at this historic occasion to remember the life of such an illustrious man.”

A photo of Congressman Cohen and Shimon Peres from the Congressman’s 2007 trip to Israel can be found here.