JERUSALEM — The Latest on Shimon Peres, Israel’s former president, who was rushed to the hospital after suffering a stroke. (all times local):


00:54 a.m.

One of the doctors treating Shimon Peres says the former Israeli president has regained consciousness and is on a respirator.

Shlomi Matezky, told Channel 2 TV early Wednesday morning, that doctors were meeting to decide how to proceed.

“He is on a respirator and lightly sedated but is conducting actions, what is called in medical terms ‘simple actions’ and is not currently unconscious,” he said. “The way things seem now, we don’t think surgery in the next few hours would benefit Mr. Peres’ condition.”

Peres’ office described his condition as “serious but stable.”


11:10 p.m.

The head of the Israeli hospital treating former President Shimon Peres says a stroke caused “lots of bleeding.”

Dr. Itzik Kreiss told reporters outside the Sheba Hospital near Tel Aviv late Tuesday that the 93-year-old Peres had undergone a series of tests, and that doctors would hold another assessment in a few hours.

Peres’ son, Chemi, said the situation “wasn’t simple,” but the family was praying for his father and remained optimistic.

Peres was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after suffering a stroke. He has since been sedated and placed on a respirator. Doctors administered a CT scan but have not released the results.

Peres has held virtually every senior political office in Israel over a seven-decade career, including three terms as prime minister. He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the peace process with the Palestinians.


9:05 p.m.

The office of Shimon Peres says Israel’s former president has been sedated and placed on a respirator after suffering a stroke and being rushed to a hospital.

His office says the 93-year-old is expected to undergo a CT scan following Tuesday’s emergency.

Israeli TV stations say Peres is suffering bleeding in the brain and describe the stroke as serious.

Peres has held virtually every senior political office in Israel over a seven-decade career, including three terms as prime minister as well as stints as foreign minister and finance minister.

He won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in reaching an interim peace agreement with the Palestinians.


8:15 p.m.

A spokeswoman for Shimon Peres says the former Israeli president has suffered a stroke and been rushed to a hospital.

In a statement, Ayelet Frisch said Tuesday that he was stable and fully conscious. She gave no further details.

Peres, 93, has held virtually every senior political office in Israel over a seven-decade career. He stepped down as president in 2014 after completing a seven-year term.