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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:57 PM

Obama first sitting U.S. President to receive Presidential Medal of Distinction

(CNN) When President Barack Obama visits Israel next month, he'll be awarded the Presidential Medal of Distinction, Israeli President Shimon Peres' office announced Monday.

Obama, the first sitting U.S. president to receive the recognition, will be awarded the medal for making "a unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens," according to a release announcing the news.

He'll receive the award at a dinner at Peres' residence in Jerusalem, slated to be attended by senior figures from Israeli public life and the Obama administration. The award is given to "private" individuals and organizations that have made "outstanding contributions to bettering the world."


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Reply Obama first sitting U.S. President to receive Presidential Medal of Distinction (Original post)
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #1
frazzled Feb 2013 #4
bluestateguy Feb 2013 #6
demwing Feb 2013 #7
frazzled Feb 2013 #9
Bok_Tukalo Feb 2013 #2
woo me with science Feb 2013 #12
onehandle Feb 2013 #3
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #5
MynameisBlarney Feb 2013 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Feb 2013 #14
Happyhippychick Feb 2013 #8
EC Feb 2013 #11
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #13
Smll_Ax3 Feb 2013 #15
Demeter Feb 2013 #16
Scurrilous Feb 2013 #17

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:00 PM

1. We always hear about Netanyahu's dislike for him

Less reported, however, is the great affection that Peres and Ehud Barak have for our president.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:12 PM

4. The award isn't from Netanyahu, it's from Shimon Peres

It's a "Presidential" award, and Peres is the current President of Israel. Netanyahu is Prime Minister. Peres is considerably more moderate ("More recently he has been seen as a dove, and a strong supporter of peace through economic cooperation.")

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Response to frazzled (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:18 PM

6. Yes I'm aware of that

nt

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:22 PM

7. and your name is bluestateguy

Welcome to DU!

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:40 PM

9. Apologies

I read your header but skimmed over the content of your post too quickly. Mea culpa, but perhaps it was useful for others.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:03 PM

2. Did the award even exist before Obama became president?

Hard to get information on this award.

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Response to Bok_Tukalo (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:33 AM

12. Previous winner: Henry Kissinger.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:05 PM

3. This doesn't bode well for GOPers trying to paint the President as an enemy of Israel. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 03:13 PM

5. That's what I was thinking.

Ha!

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Response to onehandle (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:19 AM

10. Like they're gonna let

something like this stop them from doubling down on their stupidity.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:42 PM

14. true, but at least we can leave them with these parting words:

"Oh, like how Perez awarded him the Medal of Distinction as a friend to Israel?"





hi Blarney

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:12 PM

8. Freeper heads explode in three....two...one...

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 11:26 AM

11. So will this put an end to the rights chant

"Obama doesn't support Israel?

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Response to EC (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:49 PM

13. Since when have reality and facts ever stopped them before? n/t

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:27 AM

15. this is just to counter the ineptitude of bibi

for sticking his nose in our business..

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:35 PM

16. If Obama had any integrity, he would decline the honor

but then, he would return the Nobel Peace Prize, as well, if he did have integrity.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:06 PM

17. K & R

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