Shimon Peres, Maariv, nrg.co.il, 29/March/2010:
"Your words from last night touched everyone, because they are so true. When I see your family, I can understand the secret of the State of Israel's success. This dedication, strength, and depth, both with consideration and devotion." "…[I] feel that this story is like one of the major stories from the Bible. This event brings up both grief and pride.”
Rabbi Rafi Peretz, Yediot Aharonot, ynet.co.il, 28/March/2010:
"In the place from which you were taken from us, I heard the G-d and the heavens crying for the son that was taken, one of our best students.“
Ehud Barak, Channel 2 news, mako.co.il, 29/March/2010:
"The devotion of the Peretz family is magnificent. Your strength is an example for all of Israel.“
Bugi Yaalon, news1.co.il, 5/May/2010:
"Eliraz was a link in a long and magnificent chain of Jewish soldiers battling for the freedom and existence of Israel. We have lost the privilege of living with one of a generation of [Jewish] revival, a a generation in which a person like him lived."