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  6/26/2013, Tammuz 18, 5773

Archbishop of Canterbury to Visit Israel on Thursday

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby will be in Israel on Thursday. The British religious leader, who recently assumed his role, will meet with President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem and others. He will also meet with the Christian Arab minority community in Ramallah. Archbishop Welby's grandfather was Jewish and escaped persecution by moving to England. He will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem as well.