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Chemi Peres wishes Trump ‘the best of luck’

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday received the blessing of the Peres family, expressing hope that he will maintain strong U.S.-Israel relations.
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November 15, 2016

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In his remarks, Chemi Peres thanked President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their work and close friendship with his father and support of Israel. “I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge President Obama’s two terms in office, which were filled with inspiration and support of Israel,” he said to loud applause. “His friendship with my father, the honor bestowed upon Israel when he awarded President Peres the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and his support when my father passed away – show the close bond he shares with Israel and its people. I would also like to thank Secretary Clinton for being a close friend to my father and staunch supporter of Israel.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also addressed the conference via satellite.

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