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Shimon Peres Wraps Up 4-Day Trip To Southern California

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Israeli President Shimon Peres wrapped up his four-day Southern California trip and headed home Sunday.

Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize honoree, attended a meeting in Beverly Hills this morning.

He met with prominent members of the Latino community.

CBS2’s Greg Mills says Peres did not speak to the media. But he thanked the Latino community for its longtime support of Israel. Peres spoke of the bond he feels that people of Israel share with Latinos.

Among those in attendance, actors Edward James Olmos, Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria.

The “Desperate Housewives” actress was among 35 people named to co-chair President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign.

Before coming to Los Angeles, Peres was interviewed by Charlie Rose in New York City. Peres told Rose, “President Obama is a great president and a great friend of Israel.” He added that security cooperation between the U.S. and Israel is “the best we’ve ever had.”

While in the Southland, Peres visited Dreamworks Animation. During a quick jaunt to Northern California, Peres got a key to the city of San Francisco.

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