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        12/20/2012, Tevet 7, 5773

      Peres: Life of Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Holy to the People


      President Peres eulogized former minister and chief of staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, Thursday, as one who left this world at the end of a decades-long battle with cancer without self pity, calling on those he left behind to continue on the path to real peace. The first speaker at Lipkin-Shahak's funeral, Peres described Lipkin-Shahak's life as "holy to the people, holy to the state, holy to his family and holy to the family of soldiers." The president called Lipkin-Shahak a great warrior who was not afraid of any enemy and sought peace between Israel and all its neighbors, a man who did the right thing.

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