President Peres: Sonia was and will always be the love my life
Sonia Peres was entitled to the privilege of being laid to rest in the section of Jerusalem's Mount Herzl Cemetery reserved for national leaders, however, the president's late wife preferred to be buried at the cemetery near the Beit Shemen youth village where she met her husband.
Concluding, the president said: "This is a very difficult time for me, and I cannot say all that is in my heart. But I am so proud that God gave me an opportunity to live with this woman…. To me, she was what a human being was supposed to be."
Born in the Ukraine in 1923, Peres made Aliyah to Israel with her family at the age of four. They moved to the Israel youth village of Ben Shemen where she met her husband. http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/president-peres-sonia-was-and-will-always-be-the-love-my-life-1.338362