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  6/26/2014, Sivan 28, 5774

Peres Tells Congress 'Arabs Are Not Enemies of Israel'

Outgoing President Shimon Peres received the Congressional Gold Medal on Thursday at the US Congress, in his farewell appearance as he steps down from his post next month.

Peres told a joint session of the House and Senate, "The Arabs are not the enemy of Israel. The terrorists are the enemies of all of us. The terrorists spread danger throughout the region; the Middle East has to unify to stop the terror. The time has come to do that."