President Shimon Peres is flying on Sunday to Latvia and Lithuania, temporary president of the European Union whom he will thank the European Union for blacklisting the Hezbollah military wing as a terrorist organization. The EU decision does not affect the Hezbollah political party, which gives orders to the branch.
He will return just in time to celebrate the English date for his 90th birthday in Friday. His Hebrew birthday was on Shabbat.
President Peres will attend memorial ceremonies in Ponar, Lithuania, where nearly 100,000 Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and in Riga, Latvia, where Nazi soldiers slaughtered 25,000 Jews.
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