Obama to Receive Presidential Medal of Honor from Peres

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peresPresident Barack Obama will receive the Presidential Medal of Honor from his Israeli counterpart, President Shimon Peres during his visit to the Jewish State next month.

The medal – likened to the French Legion of Honor and the Order of Canada – features the North Star “to symbolize the right path,” and a menorah, and is given to individuals and organizations “that have made unique and outstanding contributions to Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”), Israeli society and the State of Israel’s image around the world, and which constitute examples of initiative, innovation, creativity and vision,” said a statement from the president’s residence. Read more here.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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