September 29th, 2014
05:18 PM ET

What will Shimon Peres do next?

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Sixty-five years ago, Shimon Peres got his first major position in Israel as head of its navy. Sixty-six days ago, he finally left government at the ripe young age of 91.

In between, there was an extraordinary career filled with wars and many attempts at peace. Tragedies and triumphs – including a Nobel Peace Prize, 48 years in the Knesset, stints holding seemingly every high office in Israel including prime minister and president. That last one was his final government job, from which he stepped down in July.

So what is he going to do next? This past week he released a humorous video that shows he's working on an answer to that question.

Watch the video for more.

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  1. Ferhat Balkan

    I'd imagine that's not pepperoni pizza 🙂

    September 29, 2014 at 9:51 pm |
  2. chri§§y

    91 years old....i would say he better get crackin on that bucket list!

    September 29, 2014 at 10:40 pm |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      Possibly, doing work as uncomplicated as delivering pizza was always one of Perez's dreams.
      I doubt that he thinks in terms of bucket lists.

      September 30, 2014 at 5:19 am |
  3. j. von hettlingen

    Shimon Peres does have a good sense of humour. He Is also one of the few Israeli politicians who are liked internationally. At the age of 91, he is still going strong – mentally and physically.

    September 30, 2014 at 6:04 am |
  4. rupert

    According to my palm reader, I am going to live to 106 years old. I will miss all of you when you are gone.

    September 30, 2014 at 9:06 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ rupert,
      My goal is to live to be at least 125.
      I am confident of only 115, though. That's not too bad, either, just 115.

      September 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm |
      • rupert

        I hope u reach your goal joey

        September 30, 2014 at 3:10 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        Thank you, @ rupert.
        I knew a woman who died last month at 105.

        September 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm |
  5. rupert

    And yes, even you chrissy

    September 30, 2014 at 9:08 am |
  6. chri§§y

    Lol @ rupert, thank you, i think.

    September 30, 2014 at 11:06 am |
  7. chri§§y

    Lol @ rupert, thank you, i think. You ARE one of my favorite of "his" characters.

    September 30, 2014 at 11:07 am |
  8. chri§§y

    And yea @ Joey, i doubt he thinks of it as a bucket list, but everyone has SOMETHING they would like to do before they pass. For instance i would like to go to Paris and see the Eifel Tower! I would also like to go rapid water rafting as canoeing is my sumer favorites. Im sure even you have something you would like to do that you havent done yet right?

    September 30, 2014 at 11:15 am |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ chrissy,
      If you want to go to Paris, you must, and after everything you have accomplished, a trip to Paris isn't too big a hurdle. Paris is magical, and the residents are extremely polite, contrary to reports from some American tourists. Just do it.

      September 30, 2014 at 12:28 pm |
  9. rupert

    Chrissy..I am not a character! I am a PERSON!
    I have nothing to do with jeff roem.
    Stuart is my other me. Thats it.
    Thank u.

    September 30, 2014 at 11:28 am |
  10. stuart

    @ rupert. Please don't yell at my friend. Ok?
    Sorry chrissy. Rupert lost it.

    September 30, 2014 at 11:30 am |
  11. chri§§y

    Oh you know it @ Joey! If you know nothing else about me, you know im persistant so i WILL go there! But one thing i do know for certain...i dont think i would want to live that long...particularly if i am not able to take care of myself. Time will tell i guess.

    September 30, 2014 at 1:54 pm |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ chrissy,
      Where did I mention not being able to take care of myself?
      I will be.

      September 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm |
      • Ferhat Balkan

        Trust me Joey, by that time robots will be dirt cheap and they'll even make the pizza deliveries 🙂

        September 30, 2014 at 8:06 pm |
    • Ferhat Balkan

      By that time, we may have robots taking care of us 🙂

      September 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm |
  12. chri§§y

    Lol @ Joey...i did not say "YOU" my dear. I was talking about MYSELF!

    September 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm |
  13. chri§§y

    Awesome @ Ferhat and you will be able to be POTUS because you will have a robot to keep track of your coffee cup lmao.

    September 30, 2014 at 9:47 pm |
    • Ferhat Balkan

      You know chri§§y, mankind has always figured out ways to make dreams a reality... Robots taking care of humans is a close reality. We've come a long way since the days of robots hitting the silver screen. I have no doubt, that in the next 20 years or so, we'll see a robotic revolution. In fact, I believe that robots will be key in the survival of our species in the future. Technologies such as nanobots will revolutionize medicine. Robotic cars will drive us to and from work safely without accidents. Ultimately, one day, even after our own extinction... Robots will be our continuing legacy 🙂

      October 1, 2014 at 12:02 am |
  14. atonement...

    sometimes, when certain military officers kill hundreds of innocent people, and are responsible for platoons that have killed thousands of innocent people, when they get to be 91 years of age, they desperately seek atonement for their sins, and can even pose as sweet smiling pizza delivery boys, on international television, hoping against all hope, that the world will forgive them, for their most heinous, vile, murderous, war crimes!

    October 1, 2014 at 2:05 am |
  15. chri§§y

    Lol @ Ferhat...we have already entered the Jetson age. They are presently working out an implementation plan on using robots instead of humons to work in fast food joints. So unemployment will grow some more.

    October 1, 2014 at 11:07 am |
  16. what is it with these Jews?

    If we look at history, the Jews have always had an extremely selfish streak. During Shakespearean times, they were ruthless moneylenders, demanding their "pound of flesh" even if it meant the murder of human beings, as we learned from "The Merchant of Venice". After 1900 AD, the Jews displayed awesome achievements in business and knowledge based progress, with one fatal flaw, they always got ahead of others using extremely selfish behavior and a total disregard of non-Jews, profiting immensely from the impoverishment of their non-Jew neighbors. After WWI, the Germans were languishing from the poverty of sanctions imposed upon them. The Jews figured out a way to live "high on the hog", in Germany, while the Germans were going thru an awful depression. No wonder, when Hitler created his Nazi party, he targeted the Jews as the lambs that must go to the slaughter house! Their greedy, selfish behavior, spoke volumes! Yes, the Nazis were wrong to try to exterminate the Jews in Europe. But the Jews sure gave them some pretty darn good reasons to come up with the plan! Extremely selfish behavior is never rewarded.

    October 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm |
  17. what is it with these Jews?

    So then, after 6 million Jews get slaughtered by Hitler, they go "crying" to the UN, in 1948, to create their own homeland, in what is now Israel. But guess what? They did not change that extremely selfish streak that lurks within their genome. So, the first thing they do, in 1950, is to screw over the natives that just happen to be living on that very same land: The Palestinians. The newly formed Knesset, quickly passes laws that say all the land within Israel now belongs to Jews! This causes 710,000 Palestinians to run for their lives, and get herded into the "reservations" of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. And we all know what has transpired since 1950. It has been one attack after another on the oppressed original inhabitants, murdering them, thieving from them, bombing them, hiring them as indentured laborers, blockading their access to the ocean, blockading their access to any land borders. Does one see the incredible selfish streak coming through again? These have to be the most selfish human beings on Planet Earth!

    October 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm |
  18. chri§§y

    @ what is it with these jews....i think youve beat that horse to death already! Time to pick a new topic ok. And your posts are way to long so most people arent reading them anyway.

    October 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm |
    • attention span issues

      You're right chrissy. Silly of me to not realize that the average American has an attention span and ability to focus on only 2 sentences or 2 lines of print. Anything longer than that is too hard for them to get their brain's around. Sad fact.

      October 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm |
  19. chri§§y

    That isnt what i meant but im not surprised you would spin it that way. Hope it makes you feel better. What i meant was you are repiti tous in your message, particularly when you copy and paste day after day the same thing! Penple tend to thing of it as spam and ignore it completely!

    October 2, 2014 at 6:17 am |
  20. chri§§y

    Meant "people" not penple. Sorry.

    October 2, 2014 at 9:03 am |

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