Bill Clinton Hails Israel Relief Mission to Haiti

'I don't know what we would have done without the Israeli hospital at Haiti,' Clinton tells Peres.

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Bill Clinton, the former U.S. president and current UN special envoy to Haiti, told President Shimon Peres on Thursday that he was grateful for Israel's role in aiding victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked the Caribbean island earlier this month.

"Shimon, I don't know what we would have done without the Israeli hospital at Haiti," Clinton told the president during the Davos economic forum in Switzerland on Thursday. "The Israeli hospital was the only operational facility which was able to perform surgery and advanced tests."

"In the name of the aid workers that operated in Haiti, in the name of the people who live there, and on a personal level I want to thank, we all want to thank, Israel from the bottom of our hearts," Clinton said.

In response, Peres said Israel "will be happy" to help in the reconstruction of Haiti.

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