Said he would gladly visit Israel again. Prince Charles
Said talisman helped Clinton. Mozes Shalom
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Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom’s wife, Judy Nir Mozes Shalom, presented Prince Charles with a gold talisman from Rabbi Yitzchak Kaduri during the pope’s funeral at the Vatican Friday.
She congratulated the prince on his planned marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles; the prince, in turn, thanked her for the gesture, saying he was moved by it.
“I had planned to give him the talisman in advance. I visited the rabbi’s home a day before the trip to Rome with the intention of receiving a gold talisman from him and offering it to the prince,” Mozes Shalom told Ynet.
“I told him I had given former U.S. President Bill Clinton a similar talisman when he was in a state of political turmoil and it helped him. I congratulated him and told him I was happy he is realizing his love after so many years.”
She said she and her husband extended the prince and his future wife an invitation to visit Israel; the prince replied that he had visited the country only once before to attend former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s funeral and that he would be glad to visit again, Mozes Shalom said.
“French President (Jacques) Chirac, who saw me present the prince with the talisman, told me he was also very touched by the gesture,” she said.