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        1/24/2014, Shevat 23, 5774

      Shimon Peres Wins 'Global Leadership' Award at Davos

      President Shimon Peres received the "spirit of Davos award" at the World Economic Forum Friday, Channel 2 reports.

      The award, which was given to Peres for his "global leadership," was shaped in a bell. The text reads, "to President Shimon Peres, a unique visionary and global statesman for tolling the bell of peace and harmony."

      "I would like to take this bell, with your permission, around the Middle East and toll it for peace," Peres joked, upon receiving the award. "Even if we have this bell, we have to use it."