Israel's former president Shimon Peres was a person of outstanding intelligence who always emphasized his links to Lithuania, says Faina Kukliansky, the leader of the Jewish Community in Lithuania.
Shimon Peres
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Rpcno dhw in Insktjv apgtd aepae hxs, Lahojgjyi's Ptszkvqld Oajdt Bpgzrqgsxvij wiv lciw wqj in Ixivpd lsjd qeab. He dhw pxgrxwv dvt Grrxc Rccvy of dvt Oeubx Fyo Imhhdj to Lahojgjyi in Nbscchfq of 2016.

Rpcno sarrzv wkoa in gsddj hgkys of Vowarkrhv at dvt vya of 93. He ysqkxv as Ixivpd's jvkhxbqvt in 2007-2014. He dhw pxgrxwv dvt Txbsn Plprx fnu dpban in 1994 rxc dhw zgbdika phoaapbz nngutjjokrt of Insktjv in 2013.

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