Peres: Israel’s ties with Egypt are historic

Israel’s ties with Egypt are historic, President Shimon Peres said while visiting Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in honor of the Passover holiday.

“This Passover is different from all others. This Passover, Egyptians themselves are trying to leave the house of slavery,” Peres told the spiritual leader. The Passover story tells of how Jews fled slavery in Egypt in order to come to the land of Israel.

The president also spoke about the role of rabbis in the “pursuit for peace.”


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