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        8/22/2009, Elul 2, 5769

      Obama Blesses Muslim World on Ramadan


      US President Barak Obama blessed the Muslim world on Saturday to mark the beginning of the Muslim Ramadan festival.

      In the special address he reiterrated his support for a "Palestinian state" and said it would allow Israel and Arabs to live in "peace and security". Obama also said that the Ramadan rituals "remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam's role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings."