President Peres met with the American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro at the President's Residence

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Robert De Niro, who is in Israel for this evening's celebrations, was joined by his 17 year old

The President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, hosted the American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro who is visiting Israel and attending the Presidential Conference. Robert De Niro and his 17 year old son landed this morning and arrived at the President's Residence for a personal meeting with President Peres who said, "Thank you for coming, we are delighted to see you here in Israel. You have an Oscar for you work and you also have the love of the people of Israel."

 

Robert De Niro thanked President Peres for his warm words and said that he had brought his 17 year old son with him so that he can learn about the country, its landscapes and its culture. President Peres and Robert De Niro held an extended private meeting at which they discussed the situation in the Middle East, Israel's relations with neighboring countries and the history of the State of Israel.