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  10/18/2012, Cheshvan 2, 5773

'Hizbullah More of a Threat to Lebanon than to Israel'

President Shim'on Peres said, Thursday afternoon, "Hizbullah is more of a security threat to Lebanon than it is to Israel." Speaking during a visit to a Galilee Druze village, he commented on the economic situation in Iran, saying, "The Iranian people understands that its leaders prefer enriched uranium to food for children."

Peres offered a prayer on behalf of former Mossad intelligence-agency director Meir Dagan, calling Dagan "a great fighter".