H.E. Shimon Peres is the President of the State of Israel. Peres served as a Member of Knesset for 48 years, the longest term of service in the history of the Israeli Knesset. He served as Minister in 12 cabinets and served twice as Prime Minister (1984-1986, 1995-1996), Deputy Minister of Defense under Ben Gurion (1959-1965), Treasury Minister (1988-1990), Minister of Defense (1974-1977, 1995-1996), and Foreign Minister (1986-1988, 2001-2002). In 1994, Peres received the Nobel Peace Prize together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East”. In 2007 Shimon Peres was elected to serve as the ninth President of the State of Israel.
Sharon Stone is an Actor, Producer, Director, Activist and Humanitarian. She has appeared in over 50 films, was nominated for an Oscar for “Casino” and is the recipient of the Golden Globe and Emmy awards. Stone has been the Global Campaign Chair of The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR) for twenty years and is the Cultural Chair of YALA, the online organization for peace in the Middle East. She is a Visiting Professor at Harvard University and recipient of their Humanitarian Award. Stone is a member and supporting principle of The American Himalayan Foundation and has been honored with The World Charity Award, Knight and Commander of Letters from the French Government, a Humanitarian Award from the Human Rights Campaign and was Citizen of the Year of Los Angeles.