President Peres New Year Greeting
January 18, 2012

Xinnian Kuai! Shana Tova! The coming 12 years, the year of dragon, maybe the most significant time for the future of all of us, for the world, for China and for the Jewish people, I’m sure,  those 12 years will be a great period for China.

Peres New Year Greeting

Xinnian Kuai! Shana Tova!

The coming 12 years, the year of dragon, maybe the most significant time for the future of all of us, for the world, for China and for the Jewish people, I’m sure,  those 12 years will be a great period for China.

I’m telling our friends here if you want to know how to bring an end to your poverty, go to China and learn. China is the greatest lesson in history, to start at the lowest point and to arrive at the highest point. The highest point in my judgment is respecting the old culture of thousands and thousands of years, and keep them fresh to this day, and at the same time on the line to climb at the highest degree of modern science and technology. It’s the rare combination to see greatness of age and promise of youth.

I think the world will change too. You should see many changes in science and technology. I think in those two domains China and Israel can cooperate deeply, profoundly and friendly. We have an instant understanding of China because we carry the greatest respect for china. And since we have the same age, but not same numbers, we can cooperate fully  and freely, in the most important domains of our life, which is science, technology, agriculture, medicine,  and the latest core for research, the human brain. If you should know more about human brain, you should know about ourselves and how to become a better person.

We pray in Jerusalem for China for a greatest achievement for the hope she spreads around the world.

I do believe that the year of the dragon will be the great occasion to sum up the historical achievement that China did so brilliantly and nicely.

I wish you here from Jerusalem the happy 12 years.

I wish you here from Jerusalem our relations will continue to flourish, to be deeper, greater and

friendlier.

The new year is basically a family celebration. The families gather together prays and wishes, good wishes to themselves and to their neighbors.

May I wish you longnian kuaile.

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