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Following are excerpts from the remarks that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,  (Tuesday, 16 April 2012), made at President Shimon Peres' Independence Day reception for the foreign diplomatic corps:

"Yesterday, a day of enjoyment in Boston was turned into a day of terror. We send our condolences to President Obama, the American people and the bereaved families. On this day and on any day, Israel stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the American people. We are partners in freedom and in seeking a better future for all humanity."

President Peres on Boston:

 "I wish to express our solidarity with the bereaved families in Boston today. When it comes to events like this, all of us are one family."

 President Peres on peace with the Palestinians:

 "I think one of the greatest contributions of the Prime Minister is to bring Israel to a unified position of two states, for two peoples."

 The President of the State of Israel, President Shimon Peres, hosted a reception this afternoon for the foreign diplomatic corps at his residence in Jerusalem in honor of Israel's 65th Independence Day. During the reception, which was attended by Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the members of the diplomatic corps, and leaders of Israel's faith groups.

​On the evening after the seventh day of Pesach, which is a holy rest day, Jews of North African origin, particularly Morocco, celebrate Mimouna as part of the Pesach festivities. The origin of the celebrations is unclear, but is usually associated with the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Maimon ben Abraham, the father of the great medieval Rabbi Moses Maimonides (also known as Rambam).
On Mimouna night people go from house to house, visiting friends and relatives who are celebrating this holiday, and in neighborhoods where there is a large concentration of Moroccans Jews this house-to-house visiting lasts until the small hours of the night. The following day is also devoted to family celebrations, to hospitality and visiting, and in many public places hundreds of celebrants gather for picnics.
In recent years Mimouna has become a celebration in which everyone wants to participate, and politicians often take advantage of the festivities to curry favor with the large ethnic Moroccan population.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara,yesterday (Monday, 1 April 2013), attended Maimouna 
festivities in Or Akiva . The Prime Minister said, "Jewish People, eat and enjoy!
The Jewish People are moving from matza and bitter herbs  to mufleta and honey.
 I would like to thank the Israel Police and the security services for protecting and guarding Israelis
who traveled around the country during the holiday."

Prime Minister David Cameron sends greetings to Jewish communities in UK and across the world observing Pesach (Passover).

Mr Cameron, said: “I send my very best wishes to Jewish communities in Britain and internationally celebrating Passover this year.

The fact that millions of people are observing a festival which is thousands of years old shows the enduring and positive strength of your faith in our world.