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President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady Nechama Rivlin meet with Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee Photo courtesy of Roy Berkovich
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President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady Nechama Rivlin meet with Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

19 October 2016

President Reuven Rivlin and First Lady Nechama Rivlin meet with Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee

(Communicated by the President’s Spokesperson)

 

President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin today (Wednesday) met with Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee who was visiting Israel.

 

They spoke together about Mrs. Gbowee’s long record of activity for the sake of peace – both before and after she was awarded the Nobel Prize. Mrs. Gbowee shared with the President and his wife her impressions of Israel from her visit so far. The President warmly invited her to return again to visit Israel and said, “We greatly appreciate the way in which you have shown leadership throughout the years. It is true that people say it is the result that counts, but it is clear to us that the path is no less significant, and the bringing together of people, and later peoples. Your actions are a true inspiration.”