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November 7, 2015 7:59 pm

Yitzhak Navon, Israel’s Fifth President, Dies at 94

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Yitzhak Navon. Photo: Wikipedia.

Yitzhak Navon. Photo: Wikipedia.

Yitzhak Navon, Israel’s fifth President and its first President born in Jerusalem, died Saturday morning at age 94, Israel’s foreign ministry said.

Navon became the first Israeli President to visit an Arab state, when he traveled to Egypt in October 1980. He was given a warm reception by then Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who had signed the Egypt-Israeli Peace Treaty months before.

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    A long and worthy life serving his country. May you rest in peace!

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