3. He has held almost every position in Israel politics (twice)

Peres is currently the President of Israel, but that is by no means the only position he has held in his long and distinguished career. He has also twice served as his country’s Prime Minister, and as its interim PM another two times. He has held the positions of Israeli Foreign Minister three times, and Minister of Defense twice. Peres has also served as Deputy Prime Minister—no prizes for guessing—twice. In the course of sitting in 12 cabinets, Peres has, in addition, headed up his country’s Transport and Absorption ministries, among others.