President Peres Sukkot Show

It happened at the second performance at the annual Sukkah Open House

on the grounds of Beit Hanasi, the official residence of the Israeli President. 

President Shimon Peres

President Shimon Peres was sitting on stage,

when a small gust of wind

President Shimon Peres

 toppled a pot plant, an Israeli flag and the state seal on to him.

President Shimon Peres near miss

His security detail rushed over

Shimon Peres accident

and removed the sign from the president’s lap.

Shimon Peres falling

He assured everyone that he was ok,

President Peres Sukkot

then stood and waved to the crowd.

Peres after accident

After fixing his hair, he replaced the comb in his pocket,

President Shimon Peres

and posed on the newly rearranged stage.

Shimon Peres sukkah

And the show went on with lively song 

Israel president sukkah

and dance.

President Shimon Peres photo

On the way back to the residence, Peres posed for a few photos,

President Shimon Peres sukkah

then proceeded inside. 

That sign that fell came way too close for comfort,

but for an 89 year old man, Shimon Peres

 responded quickly in a difficult situation.