President Shimon Peres told the imam of an Akko mosque that "spiritual leaders have an important role in promoting peace, condemning terror, and preventing bloodshed."
Peres toured the al-Jazzar mosque, the second most holy site for Muslims in Israel, and addressed occurrences in Libya. "We are witnesses that the Libyan people are condemning dictators and corruption, and demanding peace and liberty. I hope the peoples of the region become free and liberated," he said. (Ronen Medzini)