Shimon Peres to be released from hospital today

Former President Shimon Peres is expected to be released from Shiva Hospital at 11:30 am today (Tuesday).

As he leaves, he will give a short statement to reporters from the hospital lobby.

92-year-old Peres suffered a minor heart attack last Thursday. He was rushed to Tel Hashomer hospital where “he underwent a cardiac catheterization during which a narrowed artery was diagnosed which was then widened during the procedure. Former President Peres is feeling well and is fully conscious, his condition is stable,” according to an official statement at the time.

The surgeon has since said that his condition is “excellent.”

The former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner was scheduled to participate in the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, starting tomorrow, though doctors have advised against the travel. It is not yet known whether he will take part in the forum.

Peres was Israel’s Prime Minister four times, twice as Prime Minister and twice as interim Prime Minister in the 1980’s and 90’s. He was part of 12 cabinets and his political career has spanned more than 66 years in Israel.