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        8/26/2012, Elul 8, 5772

      Peres Meets 150 New First-Graders

      President Shim'on Peres hosted a festive ceremony, Sunday, for 150 children entering the first grade from around the country. During the event, he danced in a circle with them, welcomed them and told them, "You are the best thing we have in the state of Israel and you look charming."

      He also urged them "to love the state of Israel and the land of Israel."