You provided the entire humanity with fresh hope.

 President Peres congratulates President Obama on Nobel Peace Prize


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(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)

His Excellency
Barack H. Obama
President of the United States of America

Dear Mr. President,

Very few leaders if aat all were able to change the mood of the entire world in such a short while with such profound impact. You provided the entire humanity with fresh hope, with intellectual determination, and a feeling that there is a Lord in heaven and believers on earth.

Under your leadership, peace became a real and original agenda. And from Jerusalem, I am sure all the bells of engagement and understanding will ring again.

You gave us a license to dream and act in a noble direction.

My best personal wishes,
Shimon Peres