News Briefs

  7/15/2007, Tammuz 29, 5767

Peres: I Won't Forget to Die

Israel's new President, Shimon Peres, responded to a question regarding his age Sunday afternoon by saying: "if you are healthy and clear of mind, what is the problem? I am in no hurry to die."

The 84 year old added: "that day will come. I will not forget to die. But until then, I do not intend to waste my life."