Actor and artist Corin Nemec created a giant graffiti wall dedicated to Shimon Peres, as a message of peace, in Tel Aviv at the weekend.

The American actor arrived in the country as part of a delegation with the Israeli Foreign Ministry and created the portrait of the late president at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.

Mayor of Tel Aviv-Jaffa Ron Huldai also participated in the artwork alongside a group of young participants in Peres Center programmes.

Nemec said: “I am honored to be here, in Tel Aviv, which is one of my favorite cities in the world, and at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.

“I believe that children and adults can come together through art and bridge geographic and cultural divides.

“I am happy to see children from all backgrounds and cultures here at the Peres Center, creating exciting friendships and working together.”

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Actor and artist Corin Nemec has created a giant graffiti wall dedicated to Shimon Peres

Nemec said that he “stands by Israel, in the real world and on social media”.

Huldai added: “Today we are at the home of the man who dreamed non-stop to bring peace – the late Shimon Peres.

“I am glad that I had the opportunity to take part in this project, which creates an opportunity for people and children to come together, connect, and build peace in our region”.

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Children from Peres Center programmes also took part in the graffiti artwork

Nemec’s visit to Israel was designed to send a message of peace, shared-living and tolerance within Israel.

Earlier this month, British activist and street artist Banksy opened a new hotel in Bethlehem near the separation fence, referred to as “the hotel with the worst view in the world”.

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The artwork was dedicated to the late president of Israel, Shimon Peres