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        6/14/2013, Tammuz 6, 5773

      Peres to Children: Anyone Can be President

      President Shim'on Peres met, Thursday, with fifth graders from the Gederot Regional School, who focused on him in their study of leadership during the school year. The children presented him with projects they had made on the subject and became the latest group to congratulate the world's oldest president on next week's 90th birthday.

      In thanking them, Peres said,  "I want to tell you that I was a child like you, I went to school and did homework, like all children. When I was a kid I did not know I would be president, but I promise you - all of you can be president and affect the state of Israel."