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‘Israel born in innocence’

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.”

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