Miriam Peretz

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Miriam Peretz (born 10 April 1954) is an Moroccan-born Israeli educator and politician. She is known for her lectures around the world on Zionism. Peretz was the recipient of the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2018.[1]

In May 2021, Peretz announced that she would run for president of Israel in the 2021 election.[2] She lost the election on 2 June 2021 to former Opposition Leader Isaac Herzog.[3]

Peretz was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco.[4]

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  1. Bachner, Michael. "Mother of fallen IDF soldiers awarded Israel Prize for youth work". www.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2018-12-25.
  2. Schneider, Tal. "Isaac Herzog, Miriam Peretz announce candidacy for presidency as race warms up". www.timesofisrael.com. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  3. "Issac Herzog elected 11th President of Israel in wide margin". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  4. "The story of Miriam Peretz | Jewish Independent". www.jewishindependent.ca. Retrieved 2018-12-25.