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      Archive: 8/16/2012

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        8/16/2012, Av 28, 5772

      Peres: My Birthday Wish is Peace

      President Shimon Peres celebrated his 89th birthday Thursday in the city of Yeruham in southern Israel. “I’m happy to be with you here today in Yeruham,” he told celebrants. “Who would have believed that in the middle of the barren desert, Israel’s beauty and power would be revealed?”

      Regarding his hopes for the future, Peres said, “I have one wish: peace for Israeli children.”