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June 7, 2004
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Actor Richard Gere visited Israel and met with Palestinian officials. Gere, on his third private peace mission, met Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei at his office in Abu Dis on Saturday. “I consider myself your brother,” the Palestinian newspaper Al-Ayyam quoted Gere as telling Qurei. The actor then went to Tel Aviv to open Tel Aviv University’s international student film festival. “To me, it is very, very moving to be with you here, to feel the love and the passion and the total nonviolence that film represents,” Gere told an audience there.

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