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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:31 PM

And Heads... Will EXPLODE...

ISRAEL TO AWARD OBAMA PRESTIGIOUS MEDAL IN VISIT
AP
Feb 18, 10:16 AM EST

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel will award President Barack Obama the country's Presidential Medal of Distinction during his upcoming visit.

Israeli President Shimon Peres' office said Monday that Obama will be recognized for his "unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens."

Obama is scheduled to visit Israel in March - his first as president.

Obama has often had a tense relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Jewish state's West Bank settlement policies and the lack of peace process with the Palestinians.

But Peres and the committee behind the award noted Obama's overall friendship and backing of the Iron Dome missile defense system.

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Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_ISRAEL_US?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT






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WillyT Feb 2013 OP
Autumn Feb 2013 #1
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #2
Summer Hathaway Feb 2013 #3
Canuckistanian Feb 2013 #4
Summer Hathaway Feb 2013 #5
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #7
malaise Feb 2013 #6

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:36 PM

1. Repukes are too stupid to get it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:38 PM

2. Is this something special?

Or do ALL U.S. presidents get one automatically?

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:53 PM

3. From the same article:

Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to receive the honor, which was announced by Israeli President Shimon Peres’s office on Monday.

“Barack Obama is a true friend of the State of Israel, and has been since the beginning of his public life,” said Peres in a statement announcing the decision.


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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:56 PM

4. Thanks

I'm not usually this lazy by not looking things up.

But this is weird. Bibi Netanyahu gives Obama a special award?

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:11 PM

5. Yup!

Cant wait to hear the RW spin on this turn of events.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:22 PM

7. No, not Netanyahu, he is the Prime Minister, this is from President Shimon Peres as he is the

President and it is a Presidential award.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:13 PM

6. Oh My

This can't be good for ReTHUGs

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