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Israeli President Peres faints after speech

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(CNN) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres fainted Saturday evening after giving a speech in Tel Aviv, the president's spokeswoman told CNN.

Israeli President Shimon Peres, 86, fainted during a question-and-answer session after his speech in Tel Aviv.

Israeli President Shimon Peres, 86, fainted during a question-and-answer session after his speech in Tel Aviv.

Peres, 86, fainted during the question-and-answer session after his speech at Rabin Center, but was revived a few moments later, spokeswoman Meital Jaslovitz said.

He was taken to a hospital for further examination, but Jaslovitz said he was awake.

No further details were immediately available.

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