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  ניסן 16, 5771 , 20/04/11

Peres Offers Blessing of Freedom to the Egyptian People

President Shimon Peres visited Rabbi Ovadia Yosef and discussed with him the political developments in Egypt.

"This Passover is different than any other. This year the Egyptians themselves are struggling to be liberated from slavery," said Peres as he expressed his wish that the Egyptian people "quickly emerge out of the hunger, shame and deprivation they were in."

Peres further said that the connection between Israel and Egypt are historic, warning against a shift away from these ties in the wake of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt from 1981 until February 2011.
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