Former Israeli President Shimon Peres was taken to Chaim Sheba Hospital in the Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikvah Thursday. Ayelet Frisch told Israel Army Radio that Peres fell ill at his residence. She said that after a checkup found changes to his heart rate, he was sent by ambulance to a hospital near Tel Aviv.Frisch says Peres is aware and was communicating. She says “we hope to get great news.”Peres, 92, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 following the signing of a peace treaty with all the Palestinians. He is in the public eye and finished his seven year term as president. He stays active through his Peres Center for Peace, which encourages coexistence between Jews and Arabs.