ISRAEL MAY HAVE LOST A POPE BUT IT GAINED A PRESIDENT

A statement said that the honour recognised Obama’s “unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens”.
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Barack Obama to receive Israel’s presidential medal of distinction

President who is often criticised over Israel policy set to be honoured during March visit to the Middle East
By Matt Williams
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Barack Obama meets Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the United Nations. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Barack Obama will receive one of Israel‘s most prestigious honours during his upcoming visit to the Middle East. On Monday, the office of the Israeli president, Shimon Peres, announced that Obama will be given the presidential medal of distinction in March.

A statement said that the honour recognised Obama’s “unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens”.

Obama’s political opponents have complained constantly that he has attempted to distance the US from its traditional support of Israel. In the lead up to the presidential election last year the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, accused Obama of “repeated efforts” to “throw Israel under the bus”. Obama’s pick for defence secretary has also been criticised, due to comments allegedly made by Chuck Hagel regarding the power of the pro-Israeli lobby in Washington.

Obama’s White House has always maintained its support for Israel, but the president has had a tense relationship with the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, particularly regarding West Bank settlements and the lack of a peace process with the Palestinians.

Peres and the committee behind the award noted Obama’s overall friendship and backing of the Iron Dome missile defence system. Obama’s visit to Israel will be his first as president.

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. February 21, 2013 at 09:43

    [...] A statement said that the honour recognised Obama's "unique and significant contribution to strengthening the State of Israel and the security of its citizens". * Barack Obama to receive Israel's p…  [...]

  2. Blake said,

    February 21, 2013 at 12:30

    Prestigious? If he had any pride and self respect he would turn it down.

  3. jaydi said,

    February 21, 2013 at 16:39

    im surprised they didnt put him in the world largest concentration camp they have over there. isnt he a… gentile?? or a cattle or something whats that word.. goy?

  4. Arthur said,

    February 21, 2013 at 16:50

    Awards like the Nobel Prize and the Goy Prize are a prelude to bombing, hopefully Dimona in this case.

  5. ladybat2 said,

    February 21, 2013 at 17:03

    I second what Blake said. And would just add that I understand now, how the German people must have felt when their country fell to the Nazis and they could not do any thing but stand back and watch the train wreck happen. All of our presidents and congress all bowing down to the Nazis of our time. The ZioNazis. And some of our citizens still bowing to them too. The most ignorant among us.
    I do not understand how the world was willing to do battle against the Nazis of Germany but not against the offspring of the victims of the Nazis who are now behaving no better themselves. The German Nazi rein of terror did not last even half as long as the Zio Nazi rein of terror has.

  6. Bid Red said,

    February 21, 2013 at 17:41

    Ha, ha, ha, ha-ha-ha. And if Obamarama works further for the apartheid Israel cause throughout the globe, Israel will plant a tree in his honor in the Negev (of course, the awardee must pay for the sapling)

  7. Mr. Jonz said,

    February 21, 2013 at 20:32

    What an honor, being an Israeli approved, war mongering mass murderer. What’s next, a good citizen award from Charles Manson?

  8. February 21, 2013 at 21:16

    Reblogged this on silbershark110neverdie.


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