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President Shimon Peres on Friday wrote to former United States President Bill Clinton to wish him speedy recovery from a heart operation.

Clinton, 63, is recovering after leaving a New York hospital following surgery earlier on Sunday.

"Your well-being is precious to all of us and may you be back to your regular intensive activities in no time," Peres wrote.

Peres continued: "Jerusalem is a good place to pray. We shall pray for a man that all of us need and admire."

Clinton underwent surgery to put two stents in his coronary arteries - a procedure that allows the blood to flow more freely.