Peres Reminds Israel´s Enemies of 64 Years of Defeat (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 04/26/12)
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Israel´s traditionally dovish President Shimon Peres offered a stark
warning to Israel´s enemies on the Jewish state´s 64th Independence
"To those who are now threatening Israel, I say: Don´t repeat the
mistakes of your predecessors," Peres said during an annual ceremony
at the Presidentís residence.
"You threaten out of a hunger for conquest. We defend out of an
aspiration for peace," he said.
"Those wars, which Israel did not initiate, brought it unexpected
gains, causing the aggressors unexpected losses," he added.
The ceremony, which honored 120 exceptional soldiers, is held every
An estimated 1.5 million people were expected to flock to Israel´s
parks and recreation areas for hikes and barbeques.
Many Israel Defense Forces bases were also open to the general public.
Parks and bases were overrun by late morning, forcing the Israel
Police to divert crowds to alternative locations. (IsraelNationalNews
© 2012 04/26/12)
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