Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:31 PM
WillyT (50,375 posts)
And Heads... Will EXPLODE...
ISRAEL TO AWARD OBAMA PRESTIGIOUS MEDAL IN VISIT
Feb 18, 10:16 AM EST
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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Response to WillyT (Original post)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:36 PM
Autumn (13,984 posts)
1. Repukes are too stupid to get it.
“What makes us different from other countries is not simply our ability to secure our nation, it’s the way we do it, with open debate and Democratic process.” President Barack Obama. So when are we going to get the "open debate and Democratic process?” Autumn.
Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #2)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:53 PM
Summer Hathaway (2,770 posts)
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.
That's not a generic avatar. It is an actual photo of me in 'happier times'.
Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #3)
Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:56 PM
Canuckistanian (42,288 posts)
I'm not usually this lazy by not looking things up.
But this is weird. Bibi Netanyahu gives Obama a special award?
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data"