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        1/31/2013, Shevat 20, 5773

      Peres Wishes Secretary Clinton Well at End of Her Term


      President's Office released, Thursday, a letter from President Shim'on Peres to outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, thanking her for her friendship and support for Israel during her term in office "and for significantly contributing to strengthening the special ties of friendship and cooperation between Israel and the United States."

      Reviewing Clinton's career vis-a-vis the rest of the world, he wrote, "Over the years you have defended democracy and championed the cause of women's rights and the rights of civil society in general. In doing so, not only did you shape U.S. foreign policy, but also tackled the wide range of complex issues and winds of change in the world in general and our area in particular, with an enlightened approach and great sensitivity."