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Bibi: Lithuania Is Part of My Family History

In yesterday's Dispatch, we told you about the start of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic trip to the Baltic States in Europe, the first by an Israeli PM. Now, Arutz Sheva tells us that this trip has special meaning for Netanyahu, as Lithuania is the land from which some of his ancestors came:

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met Friday with Lithuania’s president, Dalia Grybauskaite, at the presidential palace in the capital city of Vilnius.

“This is your first time in the country,” said Grybauskaite as she welcomed Netanyahu. “I hope you will enjoy everything – our climate, the greenery, and the people, the hospitality.”

Netanyahu responded by saying that he was excited about the first official state visit by a sitting Israeli head of government to the country, saying that it had both important “historical meaning”, as well as personal significance.

"I have to tell you that this is not a regular visit for me,” said Netanyahu. “It's full of historical meaning, both the history of the Jews here in Lithuania and also my personal history, my family's personal history. My great-grandfather came from Lithuania..."

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