Peres tells Francis that Israel is open to all pilgrims and was “born in innocence.”
“We are a small nation but with the world. A nation dedicated to tikkun olam – bettering the world. A world which you call ‘a world of brotherhood.'”
He finishes with a call to not give up on peace.
“I was young and now I am old. I learned that dreams do not age and I recommend to all act accordingly,” he says.
“You walked in pilgrimage and you paved a road.”