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Israel's President Shimon Peres leaves hospital

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Israeli President Shimon Peres has been given the all clear from hospital after briefly passing out during a lecture in Tel Aviv.

The 86-year-old Nobel peace laureate was kept in for observation overnight but was now said to be doing fine. Peres’ doctor confirmed he was well enough to go home. ‘‘All the results of the tests are negative, on the cardiac and neurological aspect, nothing serious happened to him and he was just taken for observation,’‘ said Professor Rafi Valdan. The Polish-born former prime minister was rushed in for checks after reportedly fainting in the summer heat. A veteran of left-of-centre politics in Israel, Peres was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for reaching a series of interim accords on establishing a Palestinian state.