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        12/6/2013, Tevet 3, 5774

      Peres: Mandela Changed the Course of History


      President Shimon Peres said Thursday night following the death of Nelson Mandela, "The world has lost a leader of stature who changed the course of history. On behalf of myself and all the citizens of Israel we are mourning together with all the countries in the world and with the citizens of South Africa who have lost a great leader."

      He added, “Nelson Mandela was a fighter of human rights who left his mark in the fight against racism and discrimination and was a strong advocate of democracy, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and above a builder of bridges of peace and dialogue who paid a high personal price while sitting for long years in prison and fighting against discrimination and racism. The legacy of Nelson Mandela and his people will always be engraved in history and in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched.”