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January 7, 2000
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Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin met with Israeli officials during a lunch hosted by his Israeli counterpart. During Thursday’s meeting, Ezer Weizman said Russia’s relations with the Jewish people were filled “with many wonderful things, but also sorrows.” Yeltsin, making a three-day visit to the region to mark the first Russian Orthodox Christmas of the new millennium, responded that Russian officials “have put an end” to anti-Semitism.

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