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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Former Israel President

September 29, 2016, 8:24 AM HST
* Updated September 29, 10:35 AM
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At the direction of President Barack Obama, the US flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol, all state offices and agencies, and the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i immediately, until sunset on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Sept. 30, 2016.

This action is a mark of respect for the memory of former President and Prime Minister of Israel Shimon Peres.

The former president shared a Nobel Peace Prize for forging a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.

He served as Israel’s president from 2007 to 2014.

Peres was 93 years old.

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