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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 28, 1994


                               Yad Vashem
                           Jerusalem, Israel

8:49 a.m. (L)

Q: Mr. President, Voice of Israel, live -- a word if I may. What did you put in writing in the guest book, sir? May I bother you to approach the mic, sir, please?

THE PRESIDENT: I wrote that today we are one step closer to the time when the people of Israel can live together in peace with all of your neighbors; the time when people of Israel will never again suffer death and destruction -- the events that are memorialized here -- simply because of their race or their faith; and may God let it come to pass.

Q: Mr. President, how would you summarize your visit in Israel?

THE PRESIDENT: It was a wonderful visit. I was deeply touched by the reception of the people, grateful for the opportunity to address the Knesset. I leave redoubled in the support of the American people for the people of Israel, and redoubled in my determination to continue until we have a comprehensive peace.

Q: What will be your message to your troops in Kuwait, sir?

THE PRESIDENT: I'm very proud of them.

END 8:51 a.m. (L)