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  כסלו 19, 5768 , 29/11/07

Peres Credits Ambassadors for Israel’s Existence

President Shimon Peres met Thursday with the families of Latin American ambassadors who recommended the creation of a Jewish state in the land of Israel 60 years ago in the United Nations.  The United Nations later voted for the creation of a Jewish state within British Mandatory Palestine.

Peres credited the ambassadors with Israel’s creation, saying, “The people of Israel thanks you and your families for your massive contribution on the path to the creation of the state of Israel.  If it were not for your support in the UN and the preparations your parents made behind the curtains, we would have been left with nothing, with no state.”

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