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Israel must not only be an asset but a value. A moral, cultural and scientific call for the promotion of man, every man. It must be a good and warm home for Jews who are not Israelis, as well as for Israelis who are not Jews. And it must create equal opportunities for all, without discriminating between religion, nationality, community or sex... I have seen Israel in its most difficult hours and also in moments of achievement and spiritual uplifting. My years place me at an observation point from which can be viewed the scene of our reviving nation, spread out in all its glory... Permit me to remain an optimist. Permit me to be a dreamer of his people. If sometimes the atmosphere is autumnal, and also if today, the day seems suddenly grey, the president Israel has chosen will never tire of encouraging, awakening and reminding - because spring is waiting for us. The spring will definitely come. Shimon Peres, President's inaugural address, July 2007

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Israel

must

not

only

be

an

asset

but

a

value



A

moral



cultural

and

scientific

call

for

the

promotion

of

man



every

man



It

must

be

a

good

and

warm

home

for

Jews

who

are

not

Israelis



as

well

as

for

Israelis

who

are

not

Jews



And

it

must

create

equal

opportunities

for

all



without

discriminating

between

religion



nationality



community

or

sex







I

have

seen

Israel

in

its

most

difficult

hours

and

also

in

moments

of

achievement

and

spiritual

uplifting



My

years

place

me

at

an

observation

point

from

which

can

be

viewed

the

scene

of

our

reviving

nation



spread

out

in

all

its

glory







Permit

me

to

remain

an

optimist



Permit

me

to

be

a

dreamer

of

his

people



If

sometimes

the

atmosphere

is

autumnal



and

also

if

today



the

day

seems

suddenly

grey



the

president

Israel

has

chosen

will

never

tire

of

encouraging



awakening

and

reminding





because

spring

is

waiting

for

us



The

spring

will

definitely

come



Shimon

Peres



President

s

inaugural

address



July

2007



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