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        10/16/2013, Cheshvan 12, 5774

      Peres Meets with Facebook Execs Following Acquisition

      President Shimon Peres met with Facebook representatives following the social network company's acquisition of the Israeli start-up Onavo. It was announced on Wednesday that Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and other senior executives met with President Peres. Facebook also plans to open a research and development center in Israel, the first one outside the United States. "The creation of a Facebook research and development center in Israel will contribute significantly to Facebook," President Peres stated.